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"Winter, feel it - it
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Mark Goodwin

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  • Agenda

    Celebrate Greek Poetry: New Voice and Ancient Echoes, with this issue of Agenda... Read more

  • Poetry Parnassus

    Celebrate the radical history of Poetry Review with these issues from the 60s, 70s and 80s... Read more

  • Poetry Parnassus

    Read poems from Poetry Parnassus in an issue of Modern Poetry in Translation... Read more

  • Poems About Love

    Read a selection of poems across the site written about love... Read more

  • Festival of Britain

    Read poetry magazines that were published in 1951 during the original Festival of Britain... Read more

  • Poems About Death

    Read a selection of poems across the site written about death and bereavement... Read more

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most recent additions

Here are some of the magazines we've added most recently...


We're delighted to bring you this special 
edition of Agenda, guest edited by David
Connolly. This issue 
focuses on Greek
Poetry: New Voices and 
Anicent Echoes. 
The new voices include Yannis Kondos,
Athina Papadaki and Alexandra
alongside ancient echoes from Homer
... Read more

Poetry Librarians' Choice

We're delighted to welcome four favourite
magazines from the Poetry Library's archive,
all of which have been chosen by former
Poetry Librarians as part of our 60th birthday
celebrations this year! Enjoy these historic issues
of the Review, The Floating Bear, Grosseteste
and Purple Patch!  ... Read more

Poetry Review

Here are three dramatically different issues
of the hundred-year-old Poetry Society
magazine Poetry Review, spanning from
the1960s, through the more experimental
1970s and then out into the 1980s with editors
Mick Imlah and Tracey Warr... Read more

The French Literary Review

Here is a recent issue of French-inspired
literary magazine The French Literary Review.
This issue contains some wonderful poems
and prose pieces by Rachel Elliott, Hilda
Cochrane, Marcus Smith and more ...
Read more