Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott was born in London. Poems from her three award-winning collections, Electroplating the Baby (1988), Phrase Book (1992) and My Life Asleep (1998) are gathered in a selected poems, Her Book (2000). She has won a number of literary prizes including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Collection, the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the National Poetry Competition (twice). Tender Taxes, her versions of Rilke, was published in 2001; Of Mutability in 2010.

Books by Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott and Matthew Sweeney

Emergency Kit is an anthology with many differences. It is, to begin with, a book which gives prominence to poems rather than to the poets who wrote them. It is ...

George Herbert

In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their ...

Poems 1988-1998 is a compendium from Jo Shapcott's award-winning books Electroplating the Baby, Phrase Book and My Life Asleep. It reveals her to be a writer of ingenious, politically ...

WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR.

Jo Shapcott's award-winning first three collections, gathered in Her Book: Poems 1988-1998 , revealed her to be a writer of ingenuous, politically ...

Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott has published seven collections with Faber, including her most recent collection Of Mutability (2010), which won the Costa Book Award. In 2011 she was awarded the Queen's ...

Towards the end of his life the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) wrote nearly four hundred poems in French - notably the two collections published as Les Fenêtres (The ...

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