Maxwell, Glyn

(1962- )
   Born in Welwyn Garden City, England, he read English at Worcester College, Oxford University (1982-1985), and poetry and drama at Boston University. He moved to the USA in 1996 (where he now lives) and taught at Amherst College, Massachusetts, Columbia University and the New School in New York City. In 1997 he was awarded the E.M. Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2001 he was appointed poetry editor at the New Republic, Washington D.C., and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He has written a number of plays and libretti, and his radio play Childminders was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2002. His verse drama one-person show, Best Man's Speech, was premiered in New York in 2005. His poetry publications: Tale of the Mayor's Son, 1990. Rest for the Wicked, 1995. The World They Mean: A New Poem, 1996. The Breakage, 1998. The Boys at Twilight, 2000. Time's Fool, 2000. The Nerve, 2002 (won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize). The Sugar Mile, 2005. Some of his poems: "Mild Citizen," "Poisonfield," "Rumplestiltskin," "Stargazing."
   Sources: Biography of Glyn Maxwell (http://www.glynmaxwell.com/index2.html). British Council Arts (http://www.contemporarywriters.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 Harvill Book of Twentieth-Century Poetry in English. Michael Schmidt, ed. The Harvill Press, 1999. The Oxford Book of Comic Verse. John Gross, ed. Oxford University Press, 1994. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000.

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