This is an anthology celebrating 100 years of one of the UK's leading poetry magazines. "Poetry Review" was founded in 1909. Its first editor was Harold Monro who, in refusing the editorship of the Poetry Society's in-house "Poetical Gazette" and holding out instead for editorial independence, set the standard for today's journal. It is the UK's poetry magazine of record and its editors have included Muriel Spark, Adrian Henri, Douglas Dunn, and Andrew Motion. Among its contributors are many of the twentieth century's greatest poets. The current editor is Fiona Sampson.
Fiona Sampson has published fourteen books - including poetry, philosophy of language and studies of writing process - of which the most recent are Common Prayer (Carcanet, 2007) and Writing: Self and Reflexivity (with Celia Hunt; Macmillan, 2005). She regularly reviews for the Guardian and the Irish Times.