Jane Draycott

Jane Draycott was born in London in 1954 and studied at King’s College London and Bristol University.

Her pamphlet No Theatre (Smith/Doorstop) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 1997, and her first full collection Prince Rupert’s Drop (1999), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. In 2002, she was the winner of the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry and in 2004 she was nominated as one of the Poetry Book Society’s ‘Next Generation’ poets.

More recent collections from Carcanet Press include The Occupant (2017) (PBS Recommendation), Over (shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize 2009), The Night Tree (PBS Recommendation), and her translation of the medieval dream-elegy Pearl, winner of a Stephen Spender Prize for Translation.

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