LPM is recognised as a place to encounter the best of traditional and innovative new writing, with a prestigious and growing list of contributors.
LPM is invaluable in that it offers a unique home to poets who write at greater length but, more importantly, in that it publishes inspiring work of such high quality. What would poets do without it?
– Mimi Khalvati
Founded in 2008 by Anna Robinson, LPM grew out of a long poem workshop run by Mimi Khalvati. The magazine is published bi-annually, with launches at the Barbican Library in London. Since its inception we have striven to publish an equal number of women and men and to foster a sense of community and engagement across languages, cultures and countries. We are keen to promote diversity of form and content: we are interested in both the traditional and the innovative, and aim to represent a diverse range of poets and poetic styles. We have published translations from more than 10 languages and hosted bi-lingual readings at our popular launches.
Over the last ten years we have published a rich selection of poems, including collaborative works between George Szirtes and Carol Watts, and between Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese and Scott Thurston. In issue five we paid tribute to the late Edwin Morgan and held a special reading of his previously unpublished poem, ‘Gilgamesh’, at the Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art, hosted by the Scottish Association of Writers. We have published poems by Peter Riley, Yang Lian, Adnan al-Sayegh, Penelope Shuttle, Caroline Bergvall and Geraldine Monk to name but a few. Each issue features an essay on an aspect of the long poem, such as Lucy Sheerman on Lyn Hejinian, Vahni Capildeo, on long poems and living contexts, Robert Vas Dias on Paul Blackburn and Ian Brinton on John Riley. We also publish online reviews of books containing mainly long poems. We welcome suggestions for essays and reviews.
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Who we are
EDITOR: Linda Black is a poet, a visual artist ( printmaker, collagist, painter) and a dyslexia specialist. She received the 2004/5 Poetry School Scholarship and won the 2006 New Writing Ventures Poetry Award. Her pamphlet The beating of wings (Hearing Eye, 2006) was the PBS Pamphlet Choice for Spring 2007, when she also received an Arts Council Writer’s Award. She runs workshops and teaches for the Poetry School. Her poems have featured in many journals and anthologies, most recently Blackbox Manifold, Stand, Fortnightly Review , Molly Bloom and Prototype 2 anthology. See artworks at https://www.tentacularmag.com/issue-4b/linda-black and http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/brut37/ Her fourth collection, Slant, was published by Shearsman in 2016. Previous collections are Root and Inventory (Shearsman 2011 & 2008) and The Son of a Shoemaker (Hearing Eye, 2012) consisting of collaged prose poems based on the early life of Hans Christian Andersen, plus the author’s pen and ink illustrations; this was the subject of an exhibition at The Poetry Society in 2013.
DEPUTY EDITOR: Claire Crowther’s poems and reviews have appeared in journals including London Review of Books, New Statesman, PN Review, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, Shearsman, The Times Literary Supplement and also online at Long Poem Magazine, Blackbox Manifold and Molly Bloom. As an undergraduate at Manchester University, she won the Shakespeare Scholarship and the George Gissing Memorial Prize in English Literature. She was awarded a bursary by Kingston University to complete her second book. Claire Crowther was poet in residence at the Royal Mint Museum during 2014-2015. Her resulting pamphlet Bare George was published in June 2016. She has published five pamphlets and four full collections. Stretch of Closures was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh Best First Collection prize. Her current collection, Solar Cruise, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Spring 2020.
Magazine design: Martin Parker www.silbercow.co.uk