Feaver, Vicki

(1943- )
   Born in Nottingham, she graduated in music and English from Durham University and University College, London, and now lives in Scotland. She is a former tutor of creative writing and is emeritus professor at Chichester University, Sussex. She was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship (1993) and a Cholmondeley Award (1999). She is the author of two poetry collections: Close Relatives (1981) and The Handless Maiden (1994), which won the Heinemann Award and was short listed for the Forward Poetry Prize for Best Poetry Collection of the Year. She has also published essays on the process of writing and on twentieth century women poets. Her work is included in several contemporary poetry anthologies, including Penguin Modern Poets 2 (1995), with Carol Ann Duffy and Eavan Boland (see entries); After Ovid (1996), an anthology of several translations of Ovid's Metamorphoses; and The Penguin Book of Poetry from Britain and Ireland Since 1945 (1998). Some of her poems: "Coat," "Hemingway's Hat," "Judith," "Lily Pond," "Marigolds," "Oi Yoi Yoi," "The River God," "Without you, I prefer the nights."
   Sources: British Council Arts (http://www.contemporarywriters.com). Emergency Kit: Poems for Strange Times. Jo Shapcott and Matthew Sweeney, ed. Faber and Faber, 1996. Love's Witness: Five Centuries of Love Poetry by Women. Jill Hollis, ed. Carroll and Graf, Inc., 1993. Poetry Archive (www.poetry-archive.com). 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 New Exeter Book of Riddles. Kevin Crossley-Holland and Lawrence Sail, eds. Enitharmon Press, 1999. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Vicci Bentley interviews Vicki Feaver (http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=3900). Voices in the Gallery. Dannie Abse and Joan Abse, eds. Tate Gallery, 1986.

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