Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Jane Griffiths
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Jane Griffiths poet

Jane Griffiths was born in Exeter, Devon and brought up in the Netherlands and now lives in South West England.


Terrestrial Variations (Bloodaxe, 2012)

Another Country (Bloodaxe 2008)

Icarus on Earth (Bloodaxe Books, 2005)

A Grip on Thin Air (Bloodaxe, 2000)

The House (Hitchin Mandeville Press, 1990)

Non Fiction

John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak (Clarendon Press, 2006)

Jane Griffiths studied at Oxford University and worked as a bookbinder before returning to Oxford to gain a Doctorate with a dissertation on the Tudor poet John Skelton. She won the Newdigate Prize for her poem The House and gained an Eric Gregory Award in 1996. Another Country was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2008 and includes a new selection of poems, Eclogue over Merlin Street plus selections from A Grip on Thin Air and Icarus on Earth.

After her Doctorate, she taught at Oxford University, Edinburgh University and currently is a lecturer in English at Bristol University. Jane Griffiths lists her research interests as medieval and renaissance poets, particularly John Skelton and Stephen Hawes, and concepts of literary authority. Jane Griffiths edited Oxford Poetry 11:1 (2000) and Owl Volumes 1-9 (1989-1992).

Jane Griffiths also writes books reviews for The Library, Modern Philology, Notes and Queries, Poetry Review, Oxford Poetry and the Times Literary Supplement.

Jane Griffiths at Bloodaxe http://www.bloodaxebooks.com/personpage.asp?author=Jane+Griffiths

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