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John Heath-Stubbs (1918 - 2006)

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  • John Heath-Stubbs was born in 1918 and educated at Queens College, Oxford. A critic, anthologist and translator as well as a poet, he has received the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and the prestigious St Augustine Cross. Carcanet published seven previous collections by Heath-Stubbs, as well as a Collected and Selected Poems and a collection of his literary essays. In 1988 he was awarded the OBE. His poetry was published by Carcanet for almost thirty years. He died in London on 25th December 2006.
       
       
       
    Praise for John Heath-Stubbs (1918 - 2006) 'It's a reflection of Heath-Stubbs's creative generousity that he writes warmly about apparently trivial things, sometimes in a way that explores or hints at the momentous implications behind them'
    Edmund Prestwich, The North
    'His range of subject matter is panoramic, and his control of emotion and intention the best of his generation.'
    Poetry Review
     'In his poetry, the literature of the past is an important inspiration, as are the images that inhabit it.'
    Trevor Tolley
    'His poetry is formidable, amiable, hugely intelligent and sacramental.'
    Times Literary Supplement.
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