- (1944- )Born in Longton, one of the six towns of Stoke-onTrent, Staffordshire, the only child of parents who both worked in the local pottery industry. He graduated B.A. with honors in English and M.A. in English and American literature from Leeds University. While there he edited Poetry and Audience (then a weekly magazine), which was also published in other student magazines. He has been lecturer in English and American studies at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; visiting assistant professor, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York; lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University; fellow in creative writing at Cambridge University; and since 1999, professor of English at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has translated plays, was northern theatre critic for The Independent, has contributed to BBC Radio arts programs and has been included in many poetry anthologies. He lives in Manchester with his wife. Some of his poetry publications: The Important Man, 1971. Heart's Desire, 1978. Selected Poems, 1985. The Red-Headed Pupil, 1994. Out of the Air, 1999. Some of his poems: "The Mad Talk of George III," "The Apparent Colonnades," "The Fierce Dream," "Sentimental Education," "1815."Sources: Biography of Jeffrey Wainwright (http://www.jeffreywainwright.co.uk/about.shtml). British Council Arts (http://www.contemporarywriters.com). Some Contemporary Poets of Britain and Ireland: An Antholog y. Michael Schmidt, ed. Carcanet Press, 1983. 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 Direction of Poetry: An Anthology of Rhymed and Metered Verse Written in the English Language Since 1975. Robert Richman, ed. Houghton Mifflin, 1988. The English Research Institute: The Works of Prof. Jeffrey Wainwright (http://www.eri.mmu.ac.uk/staff/profile.php?id=29). The Harvill Book of Twentieth-Century Poetry in English. Michael Schmidt, ed. The Harvill Press, 1999. The New Penguin Book of English Verse. Paul Keegan, ed. Penguin Books, 2000.
British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. William Stewart. 2015.
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