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John Greening

John Greening
Books by this author: To the War Poets
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  • John Greening was born in 1954 and studied in Swansea, Mannheim and Exeter. He is RLF Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge. There have been over a dozen collections of poetry, notably To the War Poets (2013) and a new collaboration with Penelope Shuttle, along with several literary guides and critical studies of poets from Ted Hughes to the Elizabethans. Other recent books include a major music anthology, Accompanied Voices, and an edition of Edmund Blunden's Undertones of War for OUP. He has reviewed poetry for the TLS since the 1990s, and is a judge for the Eric Gregory Awards. He has read at most of the major festivals and his work has been heard on Radio 3, at the Globe and the Maltings, Snape. He is currently collaborating with the composer Cecilia McDowall for baritone Roderick Williams's ongoing Schubert Project.
    'Delightfully alert to connections and intersections, to historical ironies... [Greening is] a serious (but never excessively solemn) poet, who cares about both 'facts' and ideas and makes his poetry out of the interpenetration of the two.'
    Glyn Pursglove
    'So to conclude calamity in rest.' In his powerful new collection, John Greening opens lines of communication with poets of the Great War, bridging a century with heart-work of immediacy, economy and humanity.'
    Penelope Shuttle
    Awards won by John Greening Winner, 2001 TLS Centenary Winner, 1998 Bridport Award Winner, 2008  Cholmondeley Award
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