Glyn Maxwell has won several awards for his poetry, including the Somerset Maugham Prize, the E. M. Forster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. His work has been shortlisted for the Whitbread, Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes. Many of his plays have been staged in the UK and USA, including The Lifeblood, which won British Theatre Guides Best Play Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004, and Liberty, which premiered at Shakespeares Globe in 2008. He recently published On Poetry, a general readers guide to the craft.
Picador poet Glyn Maxwell has been given a Cholmondeley Award by the Society of Authors.
Glyn Maxwell's astonishing grasp on language and poetic narrative lends his poetry an ethereal quality, yet the energy of his voice grants him the ability to capture ordinariness with clarity.