Neil Rollinson

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Neil Rollinson (born 1960 West Yorkshire) is a British poet.


He studied at Newcastle University, but then moved to London.[1][2]

He was writer in residence at Wordworth’s Dove Cottage. He was 2007 writer-in-residence at Manchester's Centre For New Writing.[3][4]

He tutors at the Arvon Centre.[5]




With his first two collections, A Spillage of Mercury (1996) and Spanish Fly (2001), Neil Rollinson began creating a niche for himself as a poet of unashamed masculinity. Demolition continues the project: there are poems here on many conventionally ‘male’ topics: football (of course), a fighter plane, betting (dignified by association with chaos theory – Rollinson has a penchant for slipping in a smidgeon of science), cricket, computers, the death of his father (so often a fertile topic for male poets), and above all, sex.[7]


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