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Sampson launches new poetry magazine
01.01.70 | Benedicte Page
Fiona Sampson, poet and former editor of Poetry Review, is launching a new international poetry magazine, POEM.
The first issue will be released on 24th January, with the aim of publishing "the very best poetry either written in, or translated into English". It will include original poetry from Sean O'Brien, Michael Symmons Roberts and Robin Robertson, as well as an interview with Paul Muldoon and memoir from Elaine Feinstein. It will publish once every quarter, at £8.95 per issue, with annual subscription of £30.
The magazine has an advisory board of more than 30 people, including Andrew Motion, Don Paterson and John Burnside, and its publishers include the Universities of Durham and of Santiago de Compostela.
Sampson will edit the magazine.
Earlier this year, Sampson resigned from her post as editor of the Poetry Review after seven years in the role, following a series of resignations triggered by internal rows within the Poetry Society. The rows led to a temporary suspension of the Society's Arts Council funding, and the resignation, and subsequent reinstating, of Judith Palmer as the Society's director.
The magazine may be contacted at POEMmagazine@yahoo.co.uk.