Jenkins, Nigel

(1949- )
   Born at Gorseinon, Glamorgan, he was educated at Essex University. A former journalist, he now lives in Swansea and is a free-lance writer, lecturer and broadcaster. His early work can be found, with that of Tony Curtis and Duncan Bush (see entries), in Three Young Anglo-Welsh Poets (1974). He has published plays, a monograph on John Tripp in the Writers of Wales series, and Gwalia in Khasia (1995), a book on the influence of Welsh missionaries in northeast India. He co-edited the anthology GlasNos: Poems for Peace/Cerddi Dros Heddwch (1987) and Thirteen Ways of Looking at Tony Conran (see entry) (1995). Footsore on the Frontier (2001) is a selection of his essays and articles. He has won two Welsh Arts Council bursaries and five literary awards. Some of his poetry publications: Song and Dance, 1981. Practical Dreams, 1983. Acts of Union: Selected Poems, 1990. Ambush, 1998. A Body of Questions, 2002. Some of his poems: "Ainadamar," "Castration," "Land of Song," "Shirts," "Wild Cherry," "Yr Iaith [the language/diction]."
   Sources: Anglo-Welsh Poetry, 1480-1980. Raymond Garlick and Roland Mathias, eds. Poetry Wales Press, 1984. Anglo-Welsh Poetry, 1480-1990. Raymond Garlick and Roland Mathias, eds. Poetry Wales Press, 1993. Biography of Nigel Jenkins (http://www.swan.ac.uk/english/ crew/nigel_jenkins.htm). 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 Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales. Nigel Jenkins, ed. University of Wales Press, 2006. Twentieth Century Anglo-Welsh Poetry. Dannie Abse, ed. Seren Books / Dufour Editions, 1997.

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