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It Was My Tree

Michael Schmidt

Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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(Pub. Jun 1972)
9780900977466
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  • This booklet contains early poems, mostly written in 1968, by the brilliant editor of Carcanet Press and PN Review. Born in Mexico in 1947, he studied at Harvard and at Wadham College, Oxford. He has published several critical books and collections of poems, of which the most recent is The Resurrection of the Body (Smith/Doorstop, 2007).

    Michael Schmidt FRSL, poet, scholar, critic and translator, was born in Mexico in 1947; he studied at Harvard and at Wadham College, Oxford, before settling in England. Among his many publications are several collections of poems and a novel, The Colonist (1981), about a boy’s childhood in Mexico. He is general ... read more
    Awards won by Michael Schmidt Winner, 2016 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem - Sasha Dugdale's 'Joy', published in PN Review 227  (PN Review 227 )
    Praise for Michael Schmidt '...this is the joy of New Poetries VIII: time and again you discover refreshing and compelling new styles and subjects'

    Jake Morris-Campbell, The Poetry School

    '...probably the most informative and entertaining poetry journal in the English-speaking world.'
    John Ashbery
     'The most engaged, challenging and serious-minded of all the UK's poetry magazines.'
    Simon Armitage
    'It has attempted to take poetry out of the backwaters of intellectual life and to find in it again the crucial index of cultural health.'
    Cairns Craig, Times Literary Supplement
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