Poetry Magazines - The best collection of poetry magazines online - Simon Armitage

Poetry Library Southbank Centre - The Poetry Library housing the Arts Council Collection at Southbank Centre

(official poetry magazine partner of Poetry Parnassus)


MPT was founded by Daniel Weissbort and Ted Hughes in 1965 and is a journal with an international reputation for the wide range of poets and translators that it presents and for serious and lively discussion of the art of translating poetry. The magazine was relaunched under the editorship of David and Helen Constantine in 2004.

The real circumstances of the world may have changed, but they are every bit as pressing as they were when the magazine began. And as Series 3 Issue 3 coverthe English language marches towards an apparent hegemony, the need for its readers and writers to be confronted by what is foreign, is greater still.

Issues of MPT generally offer a themed special section in addition to a wide-ranging selection of poems from other times and places, plus essays on translation, reviews, an ongoing exchange of readers' and contributors' comments, and occasional features on individual translators. The average issue  of between 200 and 250 pages has a cover specially designed by the artist and designer, Lucy Wilkinson. Contents of the issues, as well as information about the submission of manuscripts can be viewed via the pages on the website at www.mptmagazine.com 

MPT is published twice a year.

What others have said about MPT:

"...MPT forms a unique and invaluable service - extending the range of world-reading, and making all those who care about poetry feel grateful to be part of a larger community ..." (Andrew Motion)

"MPT has ... opened windows on landscapes of feeling, on insight otherwise inaccessible..." (George Steiner)

"... a triumphant demonstration of what taste, discrimination and sheer commitment can achieve, with the right support ..." (John Pilling, PNReview 89)

"MPT is the only truly international journal in Britain" (James Kirkup)



Subscription rates:

UK & EU 3 issues (surface mail, post free)  £19.90


Rest of the world


3 issues


£14 per year

£75 per year


Website at: www.mptmagazine.com

Series 3 Issue 5 cover




Current editors
Sasha Dugdale

Contact address
Queen's College

To contact MPT please use the following email addresses:

[email protected]
General enquiries: [email protected]