Tim Kendall

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Tim Kendall (born 1970) is an English poet, editor and critic.[1] He was born in Plymouth.[1] In 1994 he co-founded the magazine Thumbscrew, which published work by poets including Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney and Miroslav Holub, and which ran under his editorship until 2003.[2] In 1997 he won an Eric Gregory Prize for his poetry.[3] His latest book of poems, Strange Land, appeared in 2005.[citation needed]

In 2006 he became Professor of English at the University of Exeter.[4]

He has published critical studies of Paul Muldoon, Sylvia Plath, and most recently, English war poetry.[5] He was heavily involved in literary events marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.[6]


  • Strange Land (Carcanet, 2004)
  • The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry (ed; Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Modern English War Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2009)
  • Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology (ed; Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • The Art of Robert Frost (Yale University Press, 2013)



  1. ^ a b Carcanet Press
  2. ^ David Morley, "The long game", The Guardian, 12 March 2005. Accessed 13 October 2015
  3. ^ Society of Authors
  4. ^ University of Exeter: English. Accessed 12 October 2015
  5. ^ Modern English War Poetry. Oxford: Oxford University, 2006.
  6. ^ University of Oxford: World War I Centenary. Accessed 13 October 2015