University agrees global publishing deal for leading poetry magazine

The University of Roehampton has agreed a new publishing partnership with the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Routledge, Taylor & Francis, who will now publish Poem magazine.

Posted: 31 March 2015

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The journal enters its third volume in 2015 under the editorship of Fiona Sampson, Professor of Poetry, and Director of the Roehampton Poetry Centre at the University of Roehampton.   

Professor Fiona Sampson said, “I’m delighted by Poem’s new partnership with Taylor & Francis, and look forward to bringing the best and most varied poetry in the world today to wider audience. We hope to engage and enthuse our readers, open up new creative avenues for our writers, and create a dialogue between national and international poetry. This is an exciting time for world poetry, and Poem is excited to be at the cutting edge of what’s going on.”

Poem is a world-class poetry magazine for the best poetry in, and translated into, English. Set to become the leading English-language poetry periodical, Poem advocates international writing without barriers, bringing today’s best poetry together on a world stage.

Poem takes excellence of translation for granted, and so advocates international writing without barriers. Its content includes:

  • the very newest work by the best poets, young as well as celebrated;
  • “primary” prose by poets and world-leading critics – anything from literary gad-flying to novel extracts – encouraging the essay form, memoir, interview;
  • occasional reviews;
  • the occasional frontispiece/picture-essay of black-and-white photos or prints.

The partnership is an excellent step for both Routledge and Poem, and will expand the reach of the journal significantly.

The Roehampton Poetry Centre was established in 2013 and is chaired by Professor David Harsent, and directed by Professor Fiona Sampson. The Centre has recently launched the Roehampton Poetry Prize, which will honour the best poetry book of the year written by a poet living and working in the UK.

For more information about the journal, please visit:  www.tandfonline.com/rpom

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