|Born||Broughty Ferry, Scotland|
|Notable works||The Apple Ghost (1989)
The Golden Mean (2015)
|Spouse||Erika Glenday (1999)|
John Glenday grew up in Monifieth, Tay Estuary, and is a Scottish poet.
John lives in the Scottish Highlands, with his wife Erika. He has three sons, two stepchildren and two grand daughters.
His work appeared in Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, Poetry (Chicago), The Scotsman, The Guardian, Financial Times, Wascana Reviewand Ploughshares to name but a few.
He won the XE Nathan Prize in 1994 for After Versalius (from Undark).
In 2010 he was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Prize for Excellence in New Poetry and for the Griffin Poetry Prize 2010 for his most recent collection Grain.
His work is included in many anthologies such as the Faber Book of Twentieth Century Scottish Poetry (Faber and Faber 1992), Last Words: New Poetry for the New Century (Picador, 1999), New British Poetry (Grey Wolf Press, 2004), Contemporary poetry and contemporary science (Oxford University Press, 2006), 100 Favourite Scottish Poems (Luath Press, 2006), 100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems (Luath Press, 2008) and Being Human (Bloodaxe, 2011).
He was a judge for the 2011 National Poetry Competition, together with Jackie Kay and Colette Bryce.
John's new book 'The Golden Mean' was published on 10 September 2015.
- Scottish Arts Council Book Prize for The Apple Ghost
- Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Undark
- Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Grain
- Shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2010 for Grain.
- Shortlisted for The Griffin Poetry Prize 2010 for Grain
- The Apple Ghost. Peterloo Poets. 1989. ISBN 978-1-871471-05-2.
- Undark. Peterloo Poets. 1995. ISBN 978-1-871471-60-1.
- Grain. Picador. 2009. ISBN 978-0-330-46134-4.
- The Golden Mean. Picador. 2015. ISBN 978-1447253914.
- "John Glenday"
- "Picador Poets"
- Griffin Poetry Prize biography and video
- ""John Glenday", Literary Encyclopedia
- "John Glenday" bibliography
- "John Glenday's Grain", Scottish Poetry Library
- "Book review: Grain, by John Glenday". The Scotsman. 28 November 2009.
- "The Ugly", poem in The Valve, May 22, 2009
- "Tin", The Guardian, 14 November 2009