Biogs

The poets featured in our pamphlets are a mixture of contemporary and historical, well known and hardly known. Whilst our emphasis has tended to be on British poetry, our poets include Irish, American and Australian writers. We list them all below.

  • Atkinson, Tiffany

    Atkinson, Tiffany

    Tiffany Atkinson (b1972) was born in Berlin and has lived in Wales since 1993. She lectures in English and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University. Her first collection was Kink and Particle (Seren 2006) and her third So Many Moving Parts (Bloodaxe 2014) won the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year) in 2015.


  • Auden, WH

    Auden, WH

    Wystan Hugh Auden (1907 – 1973) was a poet, playwright, critic and librettist. He grew up in Birmingham, England, but later became an American citizen. He became familiar with modernist poetry while studying at Oxford and in 1930 T.S. Eliot helped him publish his first collection. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948.


  • Banjoko, Panya

    Banjoko, Panya

    Panya Banjoko is a writer, storyteller and performance poet who performed at the 2012 Olympics. Her first published work was ‘Brain Drain’ published in IC3– An Anthology of New Black Writing In Britain (Penguin 2000). Her second, ‘Rasta in the Millennium’ was published by the Millennium Commission. She also writes for children and her work has featured in numerous anthologies.


  • Barlow, Mike

    Barlow, Mike

    Mike Barlow is a poet and artist. His first poetry collection Living the Difference was published by Salt in 2004. He has gone on to publish several pamphlets and to be successful in a number of major competitions. In fact, his poem ‘The Third Wife’ was the winner of the National Poetry Competition in 2006. His latest title is Charmed Lives (Smith/Doorstop, 2012).


  • Barnes, Rob

    Barnes, Rob

    Rob Barnes studied painting and printmaking at Hull College of Art and London University in the early 1960s. He taught etching, screen-printing, lino and related surface printmaking at Keswick Hall College in Norfolk before taking up a position at the University of East Anglia where he continued teaching in the School of Education until 2006. He now combines his work as an artist with playing the violin in various local orchestras.


  • Bartlett, Elizabeth

    Bartlett, Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Bartlett (1924-2008) wrote eight poetry collections, including the acclaimed retrospective Poetry Book Society Recommendation, Two Women Dancing: New & Selected Poems (1995). She worked for a long time in the health service, as a doctor’s receptionist, and for the Home Care Service, an environment which provided her with material for some of her most moving poems.

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