Jamie McKendrick

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Jamie McKendrick (born in 1955) is an English poet.

Early life and education[edit]

McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955.


McKendrick has published five collections of poetry. He is the editor of The Faber Book of 20th-Century Italian Poems (2004).


McKendrick was named as one of the Poetry Society's 'New Generation' poets in the 1990s, with the Society selecting his 1997 collection Marble Fly as a Poetry Society Book Choice. Marble Fly also won the 'Best Poetry Collection of the Year' award at the Forward Poetry Prize ceremony.

Other awards include:

His collections have been shortlisted for the 2003 T. S. Eliot Prize and the 2003 Whitbread Poetry Award.

Published collections[edit]

  • The Sirocco Room (Oxford University Press, 1991)
  • The Kiosk on the Brink (Oxford University Press, 1993)
  • The Marble Fly (Oxford University Press, 1997)
  • Sky Nails: Poems 1979-1997 (Faber and Faber, 2000)
  • Ink Stone (Faber and Faber, 2003)
  • Crocodiles and Obelisks (Faber and Faber, 2007)
  • The Embrace: Selected Poems by Valerio Magrelli (Faber and Faber, 2009)
  • Out There (Faber and Faber, 2012)


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