THE SEVENTH QUARRY is a poetry magazine published in Swansea, Wales. A publication with an international perspective, it appears twice a year, in winter and summer. Edited by Welsh poet and dramatist Peter Thabit Jones, the first issue was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, in January 2005.
Each issue features a Poet Profile, a batch of pages given over to a chosen poet. The policy is to try to alternate between a British poet and a non-British poet. There is also a Books and Magazines page, which provides details and brief comments on received publications, regular interviews, such as the renowned American novelist Andre Dubus III, artworks, and occasional reviews.
The magazine is a cooperating partner with Stanley H. Barkan’s Cross-Cultural Communications Publisher, New York. The partnership has already contributed to the magazine being displayed at several prestigious literary events in America and the publication of renowned America poets, such as the late, Pulitzer prize-winner, American Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz.
The magazine has also been contracted to The Poetry Library’s (Royal Festival Hall, London) prestigious digitisation project, which ensured sample copies of the magazine are featured on its very popular website: regarded by many as the best source for poetry in the U.K. The magazine was featured in The Guardian, one of Britain’s leading daily newspapers, in April 2006. It was awarded Second Best Small Press Magazine in the U.K. 2006 by Purple Patch (U.K.).