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Judy Kendall

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Books by this author: Edward Thomas's Poets (Ed.)
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  • Dr Judy Kendall is Reader in English and Creative Writing at Salford University. She has edited two collections of Edward Thomas's letters and poems, Edward Thomas's Poets (Carcanet, 2007), and Edward Thomas's Letters to Walter de la Mare(Seren, 2012), which was listed in the Guardian round up of Best Books of 2012. Her two monographs on Edward Thomas are Edward Thomas: the origins of his poetry(University of Wales Press, 2012) and Edward Thomas: Birdsong and Flight (Cecil Woolf War Poet Series, 2014) which was listed in the Guardian round up of Best Nature Books of 2014. She has a special interest in Visual text and co-edited the special Visual Text issue of 2013 European Journal of English Studies, as well as writing extensively on aspects of visual text in both her Edward Thomas monographs, and on the use of textual and graphic effects in critical writing and reading in the 2013 Manchester University Press, Writing Otherwise. She has also written extensively on translation and is currently working on the subject of linguistic innovations in African Englishes in African literature in English. She is an award-winning poet, and has four collections with Cinnamon Press, the most recent being a collection of visual gardening poetry, insatiable carrot (2015). The others are The Drier The Brighter (2007), nominated for the Forward First Collection award, Joy Change (2010) and climbing postcards (2012), nominated for the Boardman Tasker mountain literature award. Her poems have featured in the Forward best single poems anthologies of 2007, 2010 and Best Poems of the First Decade of the 21st Century.
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