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Charles Tomlinson

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  • Charles Tomlinson, born in 1927, studied at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He has published many books of poetry, and has translated selections from Russian, Spanish and Italian. He is also an artist. He taught at Bristol University, where he was appointed Emeritus Professor of English Poetry. He edited The Oxford Book of Verse in English Translation (1980).

    Praise for Charles Tomlinson 'Tomlinson is a unique voice in contemporary English poetry, and has been a satellite of excellence for the past 50 years.' David Morley, The Guardian

    'Tomlinson's distinctive poetry springs from a patience in looking, and a precision in feeling. Along with Hill, Larkin and Hughes, he has produced one of the four most commanding bodies of work since 1945.' - The Tablet

    'Charles Tomlinson's poems...are crystalline, and ring when you touch them.' - Times Literary Supplement

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