Jacob Polley was born in Carlisle, Cumbria. He is the author of four acclaimed books of poems, The Brink (2003), Little Gods (2006), The Havocs (2012) and Jackself (2016) all published by Picador, UK. He received an Eric Gregory Award in 2002, and both The Brink and The Havocs were shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. His collection Jackself won the 2016 TS Eliot Prize. "
"In 2011, he was Arts Queenslands poet-in-residence, and he was Visiting Fellow Commoner in the Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge, 2005-7. He has also held residencies at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and at the Wordsworth Trust. "
"In 2004, he was named one of the Next Generation of the twenty best new poets in Britain. His first novel, Talk of the Town, a fiercely demotic and funny coming-of-age murder mystery, won the 2010 Somerset Maugham Award. He teaches at the University of Newcastle where lives.
The Guardian Poetry – Book of the Day - 10 days ago
The Guardian’s Kate Kellaway reviews Jacob’s Jackself for the Guardian’s Poetry Book of the Day. Instead of the onerous first person – the “I” from which most autobiographical narratives hang – ...
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Jacob Polley talks to Kayo Chingonyi - 17 days ago
Jacob recently spoke to Kayo Chingonyi, co-editor of the autumn issue of The Poetry Review, about his TS Eliot prize-winning collection, Jackself. They discuss Jacob’s recent collaborations with musician John ...
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On my Radar: Jacob Polley’s Cultural Highlights - 24 days ago
On 29th January 2017, The Guardian’s series on looking into one person’s snapshot of their cultural life focused on recent TS Eliot prizewinner Jacob Polley. Jacob’s cultural landmarks begin with ...
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Jacob Polley – My Writing Day - one month ago
TS Eliot prize winner Jacob Polley talks to The Guardian about distractions, idleness and the art of forgetting. When my days were all nearly all my own, I used to ...
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‘Jackself’ wins 2016 TS Eliot Prize - one month ago
Jacob Polley is delighted to have won the 2016 TS Eliot prize with his latest collection, ‘Jackself‘, which judges described as “a firework of a book”. The loosely autobiographical poems ...
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