Poetry London Summer 2015

We welcome the return of US poet Phillis Levinwho joins Kim Addonizio, Simon Perchikand EG Cunningham: American poets appearing in Poetry London for the first time.Billy Ramsell and Geraldine Mitchell from Ireland are also newcomers to the magazine.We have new poems from Jack UnderwoodStephen Knight, Hannah Lowe, Michael Symmons Roberts, Mark Waldron and John Welch, among others, plus translations from the French, Dutch and Portuguese.  New voices to the magazine includeRowland Bagnall, Wayne Holloway-Smith,Shauna Robertson and Jessie Jones.

The Reviews and Features section opens with a remarkable essay from David Constantine on poetry and conflict, followed by an interview withMark Ford conducted by Jack Underwood. There are reviews of new books by Paul Muldoon, Nicholas Moore, Sujata Bhatt,Sam Riviere and Elaine Feinstein along with first collections and much else!

Summer 2015 Launch Reading at Kings Place

The launch of the Summer 2015 Issue of Poetry London offers a unique opportunity to hear some of the magazine’s most distinguished contributors. Please join us for an evening of great poetry at Kings Place on Thursday 4 June.Phillis Levin is coming to Kings Place from New York. Her fifth collection will be published by Penguin USA next year.

Mark Ford’s most recent collections are from Faber & Faber. His Selected Poems was published in the US last year.

Denise Riley is widely known as a poet and philosopher who began to be published in the 70s. Her new collection, Unquiet, will be published by Picador in 2016.

Wayne Holloway-Smith is a newcomer to Poetry London. His debut pamphlet was published by Donut Press in 2011.

Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition 2015 is open for entries!
Judge: Deryn Rees-Jones
1st Prize: £2,000 plus two optional extras: A mentoring session with the editor of The Poetry Review, and a week’s writing retreat at Cove Park.
2nd Prize: £400; 3rd Prize: £200; 17 Runners up: £25 each
PLUS Special prize: £500 for the best poem by a previously unpublished woman poet.
CLOSING DATE: 15 June 2015
For more information, and to enter, please visit mslexia.co.uk
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