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Dawson Jackson

Edited by Michael Schmidt

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ISBN: 978 0 856358 87 6
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: June 1990
210 x 130 x 17 mm
314 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Dawson Jackson
    James Dawson Jackson was born in Wallasey in 1910. He read Modern History at Christ Church, Oxford. As well as writing poetry, he travelled extensively, working as a part-time translator for various international organisations until he died in 1994. ... read more
    Michael Schmidt
    Michael Schmidt FRSL, poet, scholar, critic and translator, C107was 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 '...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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