Jamie McKendrick is a poet and translator living in Oxford. He is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Marble Fly (1997), winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection; Ink Stone (2003); Crocodiles and Obelisks (2007); Out There (2012), winner of the Hawthornden Prize; and most recently Anomaly (2018). In 2016, his Selected Poems was published by Faber & Faber. His translations of Valerio Magrelli’s poetry, Vanishing Points, won the Oxford-Weidenfeld and the John Florio prizes, while his translation of a selection of Antonella Anedda’s poems, Archipelago, won the John Florio prize. Most recently, he has finished translating the six books of Giorgio Bassani’s that make up The Novel of Ferrara.
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The Best Poetry to Read in 2019, recommended by Jamie McKendrick
Looking for recent collections of poetry to read this year? Longtime Faber poet and virtuosic translator Jamie McKendrick recommends the five best poetry books he’s read in the last year, from a peculiar book of grief by Anne Carson to a long-awaited volume by Michael Hofmann.