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Kelly Grovier

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  • Kelly Grovier was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and educated at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his doctorate from Oxford University in 2005 after being awarded a British Marshall Scholarship. Co-founder of the scholarly journal European Romantic Review, he is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and the Observer. He has written widely on the Romantic poets, especially Wordsworth and Keats, and his biography of London's notorious Newgate prison will be published by John Murray (Hodder) in 2008. In 2004 he was appointed Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. His first Carcanet/ OxfordPoets collection A Lens in the Palm was published in 2008.
    Praise for Kelly Grovier '...a poet of real humility, who listens to his words and guides them into place.' - Times Literary Supplement  '...Grovier's poetry at its best is formidable: the marriage of music and mind.' - Alison Brackenbury, Poetry Wales
    'Grovier's poems are often amusing and childlike... The narrators may fret, but Grovier's craft stills poem and reader inside a "slip-knot of stars"'. - New Welsh Review '...William Blake for the twenty-first century' - Planet Magazine

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