Catalogue Number: K44-V3DM
- Author: Unknown author
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
- Published: 27 October 2011
- ISBN: 9781847771315
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For two decades New Poetries has been a proving-ground for new poets in English from around the world. Here readers first encountered, in generous selections, work by, among others, Caroline Bird, Stephen Burt, Sophie Hannah, Emma Jones, Nicole Krauss, Patrick McGuinness, Kei Miller, David Morley, Sinead Morrissey, Togara Muzanenhamo, Matthew Welton and Jane Yeh. Published from Manchester, the anthologies overlook national borders, instead providing vistas across a worldscape. This fifth New Poetries anthology presents twenty-two new writers, organised in such a way as to highlight their variety, the 'irreducible plural' of poetry today. It includes work by poets ranging from their early twenties to their late sixties, and harking from Canada, England, Iran, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, the United States and Wales. Their forms and themes are wonderfully various. What they have in common is intelligence, curiosity and a willingness to take risks. This book's surprises remain fresh, the writers promise major things.
Michael Schmidt OBE FRSL is Professor of Poetry at the University of Glasgow, where he is also convenor of the Creative Writing M Litt Programme. He is a founder and the Editorial and Managing Director of Carcanet Press and founder and general Editor of PN Review. He has published several collections of poems, two novels, a number of anthologies and volumes of literary history, and two books of translations. Eleanor Crawforth read English Literature at Cambridge before joining Carcanet Press in 2005. She has an MA in Post-1900 Literatures, Theories & Cultures from the University of Manchester. She is 'News & Notes' editor of PN Review and writes for the magazine. She co-edited the anthologies New Poetries IV (2007) and New Poetries V (2011) and is currently editing Letters to an Editor, a volume of literary correspondence from the Carcanet archive (to be published in 2012).