Rees-Jones, Deryn

(1968- )
   After reading English at the University College of North Wales, she did doctoral research at Birkbeck College on poetry by women writers. She now lives in Liverpool and lectures in literature at Liverpool University. The author of a monograph on the work of Carol Anne Duffy (1998), she was listed as one of the Poetry Book's "New Generation" poets in 2004. Her works include The Memory Tray, 1994, short listed for a Forward Prize in 1995 and winner of an Arts Council Writer's Award in 1996; Signs Around a Dead Body, 1999, Poetry Book Society Special Commendation; and Quiver, 2004, a book-length murder-mystery. She has also written: Consorting with Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets, Bloodaxe Books (2005). Modern Women Poets (editor) Bloodaxe Books (2005). Contemporary Women's Poetry: Reading/Writing/Practice, with Alison Mark, Palgrave Macmillan (2000). Some of her poems: "And Please Do Not Presume," "I Know Exactly the Sort of Woman I'd Like to Fall in Love With," "It Will Not Do," "Largo," "Making for Planet Alice," "Service Wash," "The Great Mutando."
   Sources: Biography of Deryn Rees-Jones, BBC: Get Writing, A3225386 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/getwriting/reesjones). Making for Planet Alice: New Women Poets. Maura Dooley, ed. Bloodaxe Books, 1997. Meet the Next Generation Poets, Poetry Book Society (http://www.poetrybooks.co.uk/PBS/pbs_next_generation.asp). Summer by Deryn Rees-Jones (http://www.poetrybooks.co.uk/PBS/ pbs_rees_jones_deryn.asp). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). Twentieth Century Anglo-Welsh Poetry. Dannie Abse, ed. Seren Books / Dufour Editions, 1997.

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