Stand has been a fixture on the British and world literary scene since 1952, when the first issue appeared in London. It moved to Leeds in 1960, then to Newcastle, and it is now edited from the School of English at the University of Leeds in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University in the USA.
In 2017 we are dedicating a whole issue to recent writing from China including translations of poetry and fiction as well as commentary. This is an exciting innovation in collaboration with Colleagues in Chinese Studies at Leeds. After that will be an issue containing articles about the late Geoffrey Hill and some unpublished poems by him. Future issues will also celebrate Tony Harrison’s 80th birthday and the writing of Ken Smith.
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