Raine, Craig Anthony

(1944- )
   Born in Bishop Auckland, Durham, he read English at Exeter College, Oxford. He has lectured at Exeter College, Lincoln College, Oxford, and Christ Church, Oxford, and has been a fellow of New College, Oxford, since 1991. He has been book editor for New Review and Quarto, poetry editor at the New Statesman, poetry editor at the London publishers Faber and Faber since 1981, and is founder and editor of the literary magazine Areté. He has won four major literary awards. A Martian Sends a Postcard Home (1979) instigated the "Martian School" of poetry. He lives in Oxford. Some of his other publications: The Onion, Memory, 1978. A Free Translation, 1981. Rich, 1984. History: The Home Movie, 1994 (an epic poem that celebrates the history of his own family and that of his wife). Collected Poems 1978-1999, 1999. A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu, 2000 (an elegy to a former lover). Some of his poems: "An Attempt at Jealousy," "Anno Domini," "City Gent," "Dandelions," "In the Kalahari Desert," "Nature Study," "Sexual Couplets," "The Man Who Invented Pain."
   Sources: British Council Arts (http://www.contemporarywriters.com). Emergency Kit: Poems for Strange Times. Jo Shapcott and Matthew Sweeney, eds. Faber and Faber, 1996. Erotic Poems. Peter Washington, ed. Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. Literary Encyclopedia, Biography of Crain Raine (http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5523). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). Poemhunter (www.poemhunter.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 Faber Book of Blue Verse. John Whitworth, ed. Faber and Faber, 1990. The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry. 2nd ed. Richard Ellmann, and Robert O'Clair, eds. W.W. Norton, 1988. The Norton Antholog y of Poetry. 3rd ed. Alexander W.Allison, ed. W.W. Norton, 1983. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Who's Who. London: A & C Black, 2005. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia).

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