Jen Hadfield

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Jen Hadfield, 2007

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.[1] 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 also won an Eric Gregory Award in 2003.

Hadfield currently resides in Shetland, off the north of mainland Scotland.[2] She publishes a line of artbooks, using linocut, photography, woodwork, bookbinding and fly-tying, which she calls "Rogue Seeds".[citation needed]

Her third poetry collection, Byssus, was published in February 2014.


  1. ^ Mark Brown (2009-01-12). "Jen Hadfield wins TS Eliot prize for poetry". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ "Jen Hadfield". United Kingdom - Poetry International Web. 

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