Monday, October 12, 2009

Horizon 3

Dowson’s grave, Brodsky’s dwindling reputation, Paterson’s Forward-winning collection and new Native American writing, all examined in the latest Horizon Review ...

Issue three of Horizon Review is the Poetry Issue, featuring provocative and in-depth interviews with Craig Raine, Pascale Petit and Hugo Williams, plus new poems by David Morley, Helen Ivory, Claire Crowther and many others, and a review of the Forward Prize-winning collection Rain by Don Paterson.

Countering recent accusations across the poetry world of a gender imbalance in poetry journals, women contributors outnumber men in this issue.

There is also a 'Bedside Table Interview' with A.L. Kennedy, plus essays on Shelley, Victorian decadent poet Ernest Dowson, new Native American writing and Ruth Padel. The Horizon Podcast explores the current renaissance in Midlands Poetry, while the issue closes out with another whimsical offering from columnist and Guardian-blogger Peter Robins on cookery books-cum-musicals.

Read Horizon here

Horizon Review Issue Three
  • Horizon Review is edited by Jane Holland. The online review is published twice a year.
  • The free magazine forms part of the Salt website which receives 2.3 million page downloads a year, 23 million hits and over half a million unique visitors.
  • Irish writer Nuala Ní Chonchúir is now Fiction Editor.
  • Critic George Ttoouli is now Reviews Editor.


Poetry Pleases! said...

Dear Jane

I've just read the Horizon interview with Craig Raine which I thoroughly enjoyed. Interesting that he rates Simon Armitage way above Don Paterson. I remember reading Raine's 'History: The Home Movie' soon after it was published and being absolutely blown away by it. Craig Raine is another poet whose reputation still isn't quite as high as it deserves to be.

Best wishes from Simon

Jane Holland said...

I couldn't agree more about Craig Raine. I took a poetry writing course he was tutoring one summer at Oxford. He's a fascinating man, and very much given to being slightly too honest about fellow writers - hence his honorary place on the Siberian Express.

Matt Merritt said...

Best issue yet, Jane, and that's on the strength of the interviews alone. Look forward to reading more at the weekend.

BarbaraS said...

It's a right rum 'un, Jane, very strong indeed - and I've only dipped my toe in the water. Well done to all of you editors, take a bow!

Bo said...

well done jane!!

Jane Holland said...

Thanks, all! ;)

Michelle said...

It's a marvellous issue, Jane.

I hope you're taking a well-deserved breather.

Jane Holland said...

No such luxury available, alas. I've instantly swung back into the academic term, and am also working on some writing of my own. But it certainly feels as though a pressure has been lifted ... for the time being.

Glad you are enjoying the magazine.