Charles Boyle (poet)

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Charles Boyle (born in Leeds in 1951) is a British poet. He has also published a novella, 24 for 3, under the pseudonym "Jennie Walker."[1]

Boyle read English at Cambridge, taught in a Sheffield comprehensive and in Egypt[2] and worked in publishing, including several years at Faber and Faber.

In 1980 he married painter Madeleine Strindberg.[3]

He is best known for writing The Age of Cardboard and String. This book of poems had favourable reviews from The Guardian[4] and Magma Poetry.[5]

In 2007, as a result of his difficulty in getting 24 for 3 published, he established CB editions, a small press dedicated to novellas, translations, and writing in other genres often neglected by mainstream publishers.



  1. ^ Bloxham, Andy (2008-06-20). "Lauded book by Jennie Walker is really by Charles Boyle". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-06-20. . Boyle wrote a short piece about misidentifications of authors (TLS, September 28, 2012, 16) in which he good-naturedly referred to vandalism of this Wikipedia biography.
  2. ^ Cover copy of Charles Boyle, Affinities (Manchester: Carcanet 1977)
  3. ^ Jeremy Noel-Tod; Ian Hamilton, eds. (2013), The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English, Oxford University Press, p. 65, ISBN 978-0-19-964025-6 
  4. ^ Lezard, Nicholas (2001-03-31). "Cheeky alibis". Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2007-07-29. 
  5. ^ Killingworth, Michael (Summer 2001). "When lack of love contaminates". Magma Poetry. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 

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