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Angela Leighton

Angela Leighton
Books by this author: Trinity Poets (Ed.) Spills
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  • Angela Leighton was born in Wakefield, educated in Edinburgh and Oxford, and taught for many years at the University of Hull. She is now Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. She has published books and essays on nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, including On Form: Poetry, Aestheticism, and the Legacy of a Word, as well as three volumes of poetry: A Cold Spell (2000), Sea Level (2007) and The Messages (2012). Her poems have appeared in many magazines in Britain and America, and some have been set to music.
    Praise for Angela Leighton '€˜This is one of those rare books that you know will become a kind of touchstone.'
    Jay Parini
    'Outstanding among the excellent ... the poems ring like bells.'
    Anne Stevenson
    'The density of Angela Leighton’s poetry is of the best kind.'
    The TLS
    'An original poet who may come to be an important one.'
    The Times
    'Leighton'€™s language is surprisingly meaty. This is attentive, sure-footed poetry.'
    The Guardian
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