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Oli Hazzard

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Books by this author: Blotter Between Two Windows
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  • Oli Hazzard was born in Bristol in 1986, and studied English at University College London and the University of Bristol. He has researched John Ashbery’s poetry at the University of Oxford. Oli Hazzard’s poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies including The Forward Book of Poetry 2010, Best British Poetry 2011, The Salt Book of Younger Poets and New Poetries V (Carcanet, 2011). He now teaches at the University of St Andrews and lives in Edinburgh.
    Praise for Oli Hazzard 'Haunting, hilarious, exquisitely inventive, Between Two Windows is a brilliant first collection by one of the brightest young stars in the poetic firmament.'
    Mark Ford
     'Oli Hazzard brilliantly conveys the experience of experiencing; although his observations are hyper-real, he seems always to be questioning -- and to be making us question -- whether they are sufficiently 'like' ... His work perfectly exemplifies Touchstone's saying that the truest poetry is the most feigning.'
    Jane Griffiths
    'Between Two Windows by Oli Hazzard is impressive in its formal assuredness and confidence of tone, all the while questioning what poetry is and does.'
    Adam Newey, Guardian
    'Hazzard's gift lies in making the unusual seem aphoristic, turning words on their heads to shock an unsuspecting reader.'
    The Economist
    '...both funny and touching. It is his flair for phrases that catch one's breath that has stood Oli Hazzard in good stead.' The Literateur 'Reminiscent of early, difficult Auden... [Hazzard] belies the notion that today's young poets are working in a cutesy, self-contained bubble.'
    Dai George, Poetry Wales
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