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Rory Waterman

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  • Rory Waterman was born in Belfast and grew up mostly in rural Lincolnshire. He was a Hawthornden Fellow in 2012. His poems have appeared in the TLS, New Poetries V (Carcanet, 2011), Poetry Review, The Best British Poetry 2012 (Salt, 2012), Stand, Agenda, PN Review and various other publications, and he co-edits New Walk arts magazine. He teaches English literature and creative writing at Nottingham Trent University. Tonight the Summer's Over, his first collection, is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

    You can find out more about Rory and his work at www.rorywaterman.com.
    Praise for Rory Waterman 'Waterman is at once restrained and assured. He has a fine eye for a poem'€™s architecture, playing with symmetry, taking pleasure in the shape of the page, and he demonstrates a remarkably good ear.'
    John Greening
     'By just picking his words with an almost scientific exactitude he makes a poem that is meditative and unforced.'
    The Irish Examiner
    'Rory Waterman writes poems of the kind there’ll always be a need for – poems that require skill to make but don’t insist on it, that  combine keen-eyed observation and immediately graspable shades of feeling in a memorable way. Waterman’s is a very appealing voice, laconic, unillusioned and vulnerable. His world is a recognisable and convincing one, his rueful, sometimes harsh sincerity is palpable, and he deserves to be read by anyone to whom these things still matter.'
    Alan Jenkins
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