- (1955- )Born in Liverpool, he studied at Nottingham University and taught at the University of Salerno, Italy. He lives in Oxford, teaches part-time and reviews poetry and the visual arts for a number of newspapers and magazines. He has held residencies at Hertford College, Oxford; Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic; the University of Gothenburg, and is writer-in-residence at University College, London. His poems have been published in Holland and Italy. His poetry publications: The Sirocco Room, 1991. The Kiosk on the Brink, 1993. The Marble Fly, 1997 (winner of the Forward Poetry Prize [Best Poetry Collection of the Year], a Poetry Book Society Choice, and T.S. Eliot Prize [shortlist]); Sky Nails: Poems, 1979-1997, 2000; Ink Stone, 2003 (shortlisted for the 2003 T.S. Eliot Prize and the 2003 Whitbread Poetry Award). His other prizes and awards: Eric Gregory Award, 1984; Guardian/World Wild Life Poetry Competition, 1989; Arts Council Writers' Award, 1991; Southern Arts Literature Award. 1994; Society of Authors Travel Award, 2003. Some of his poems: "A Shortened History in Pictures," "Obelisk," "Oil and Blood," "Postcard," "The Conquest of Albania."Sources: Biography of Jamie McKendrick. The Arvon Foundation (http://www.arvonfoundation.org/pages/content/index.asp?PageID=45). British Council Arts (http://www.contemporarywriters.com). Poems by Jamie McKendrick (http://www.thepoem.co.uk/poems/mckendrick.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 Faber Book of 20th-Century Italian Poems. Jamie McKendrick, ed. Faber and Faber, 2004. The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). The Oxford Book of Sonnets. John Fuller, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Oxford Book of Sonnets. John Fuller, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000.
British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. William Stewart. 2015.
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