We’ve just added some issues of Oxford Poetry magazine to our free access poetry magazine archive at www.poetrymagazines.org.uk.
Two of the issues added are from last year, and include work by a vast array of poets such as Caroline Bird, Kathryn Simmonds, Les Murray, Adam O’Riordan, C. J. Driver, Maureen Duffy and C. E. J. Simons.
One of these issues was produced in memory of the late Scottish poet and editor Mick Imlah and features many works by Imlah himself, as well as essays, photographs, recollections and poems about him by authors including Andrew Motion, Glyn Maxwell, James Fenton, Mark Ford, Carol Rumens and Tracey Warr, his former Co-Editor on Poetry Review.
Another issue also now available to read on the archive is the 1926 issue of Oxford Poetry that was edited by W. H. Auden. You will find works by many of Auden’s contemporaries, including Cecil Day Lewis, Thomas Driberg and Charles Plumb. Although we are currently unable to reproduce three poems by Auden himself for copyright reasons, you can read through every single other poem in the issue on the archive here, or else come into the Poetry Library and spend some time with the original in person.