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Jane Griffiths

Jane Griffiths was born in Exeter in 1970, and brought up in Holland. After reading English at Oxford, where her poem 'The House' won the Newdigate Prize, she worked as a book-binder in London and Norfolk. Returning to Oxford, she completed her doctorate on the Tudor poet John Skelton and worked on the Oxford English Dictionary for two years. After teaching English Literature at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and then at Edinburgh University, she now lectures at the University of Bristol. She won an Eric Gregory Award for her poetry in 1996. Her latest book, Another Country: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2008), includes a new collection, Eclogue Over Merlin Street (2008), together with large selections from her previous two Bloodaxe collections, A Grip on Thin Air (2000) and Icarus on Earth (2005). Another Country: New & Selected Poems was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2008.
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