SOUTH Poetry Magazine
SOUTH poetry magazine has earned a special place on the poetry scene. It pioneered a unique system of selection aimed at giving all poets the best possible chance of getting published. SOUTH is now in its 22nd year of publication. Some earlier issues can be seen online at the Poetry Library website. Poetry Library
It is with great sadness that we share with SOUTH supporters the news that Tony Turner passed away on Monday 29th April. We will take some time at the launch in Bournemouth on Thursday May 16th to pay tribute to his poetic gifts and his unwavering support for SOUTH.
Please see Readings page for launch details.
SOUTH is published twice yearly. It features previously unpublished poems written in English.
Poems are chosen by a selection panel, which changes for each issue. The poets' names are withheld from the panel, to give all poets a fair chance of being published. Around 60 poems are chosen for each issue.
SOUTH features a specially written profile of a well-published poet, accompanied by a generous selection of poems. Book reviews and information for subscribers also appear in each issue. SOUTH encourages the poets it publishes to get to know each other by inviting them to take part in public readings that launch each issue.
SOUTH is run by a management team. The current team is: Anne Clegg, Andrew Curtis, Peter Keeble, Patrick Osada, Tony Turner, and Chrissie Williams.
Members of the management team are willing to give talks on all aspects of publishing SOUTH which they can combine with a poetry reading. Contact us if you would like us to visit your group - no fee is asked, except covering our travel costs.