Jamie McKendrick

Jamie McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955. He taught at the University of Salerno in Italy and is the author of five collections of poetry: The Sirocco Room (1991); The Kiosk on the Brink (1993); The Marble Fly (1997), winner of the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) and a Poetry Book Society Choice; Ink Stone (2003), which was shortlisted for the 2003 T. S. Eliot Prize and the 2003 Whitbread Poetry Award; and Crocodiles & Obelisks, shortlisted for the Forward Prize.

A selection of his poems was published as Sky Nails (2000), and he is editor of 20th-Century Italian Poems (2004). His translations of the poetry of Valerio Magrelli - The Embrace - were published by Faber in 2009 and won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize and the John Florio Italian Translation Prize.

Jamie McKendrick was awarded the 2013 Hawnthornden Prize for Literature for Out There.

Books by Jamie McKendrick

Italy has produced some of the most inventive and controversial poetry of the past one hundred years. In this new anthology, all the major Italian poets of the early part ...

'Crocodile' and 'obelisk' are Italian and Russian terms, respectively, for a newspaper obituary - the one shedding false tears, the other monumentalising or aggrandising the dead. The poems in Jamie McKendrick ...

The best ink stones are slates from Chinese riverbeds, but in the long history of their use these have all been found. As one expert writes, 'the better the stone ...

The poems of Jamie McKendrick's sixth collection are concerned with space, with thresholds and displacements. The book begins with the nothing - or something - of outer space, and homes in ...

Sky Nails offers a selection from Jamie McKendrick's first three collections of poetry, including The Marble Fly, which was both a Poetry Book Society Choice and winner of the ...

Valerio Magrelli was born in Rome in 1957. Among many other awards for his poems, he has won the Mondello Prize (1980), the Viareggio (1987), the Montale Prize (2002) and ...

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