Jen Hadfield (born 1978 in Cheshire) is an English poet.
Hadfield was educated at Withington Girls' School.
She won the 2008 T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry for her second collection, Nigh-No-Place. This was a notable honour for a relative newcomer, as the award's previous recipients include such major poets as Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus Heaney, and Ted Hughes.
Hadfield currently resides in Shetland, off the north of mainland Scotland. She publishes a line of artbooks, using linocut, photography, woodwork, bookbinding and fly-tying, which she calls "Rogue Seeds".
Her third poetry collection, Byssus, was published in February 2014.
- Jen Hadfield's website
- Scottish Poetry Library profile
- Poetry Archive profile and poems written and audio
- British Council profile
- BBC 8 January 2009. Jen Hadfield reads her poetry". Reading "Paternoster". (audio, 2 mins)
- "TS Eliot judge Tobias Hill on the noteworthy Jen Hadfield" by Tobias Hill 14 January 2009 Guardian
- Hadfied's blog
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