• O’Brien, Sean

    Sean O’Brien (b. 1952) is a leading contemporary poet. His first collection was The Indoor Park (1983) which won a Somerset Maugham Award. Since then he has published numerous full collections, most recently Europa (Picador, 2018), as well as translations of Dante and Aristophanes and two Selected Poems. He has won both the TS Eliot and Forward Prizes several times and is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

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