Martha Sprackland talks to James Conor Patterson

Poetry London regularly dedicates a third of its pages to poets who are new to the magazine. Here, Poetry Editor Martha Sprackland chats to Poetry London first-timer James Conor Patterson, whose wonderful poem …

A Taste, a Touch, a Want

Victoria Adukwei Bulley interviews Natalie Diaz in a time of lockdown VAB: I’d love to begin by asking you this: what is a poem? ND: A poem is like a hand – the …

The Church of a Better World

Suji Kwock Kim talks to Danez Smith on the eve of publishing their new book, Homie SKK: How would you articulate what’s specifically ‘American’ about US poetry – keeping in mind all the limitations …

Interview with Reviews Editor Dai George

PL: Dai, as Reviews Editor of Poetry London, how do you approach the editorial process for each issue and how do you make decisions about which books should be reviewed? …

Your Whole Blood System

Karen McCarthy Woolf talks to Ishion Hutchinson about poetry, islands and the sea as an enduring preoccupation and presence KMW: The sea is a strong motif in your work – a presence …

An Interview with Roger Bloor, winner of the Poetry London Clore Prize 2019

Well, this will be fun, I think! I’d like to start off by congratulating you again on your triumph – well done! I know the judge, Sasha Dugdale, was impressed by the winners, and it’s exciting that we’ll be publishing your winning poem in Poetry London. I’d like to know more about Molly Leigh, the subject of your poem, who was accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century. What is it about her story that captured your attention?