Robin Robertson


Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson is a Scottish poet.

Robertson's poetry collection, "A Painted Field" won the 1997 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Scottish First Book of the Year Award. His second collection, "Slow Air", appeared in 2002. His third collection, "Swithering", was published in 2006 and won the 2006 Forward Prize for Best Collection and was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize.

Robertson's poetry appears regularly in the "London Review of Books", "Poetry magazine", and "The New Yorker", and is represented in many anthologies. In 2004, he edited "Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame", which collects seventy commissioned pieces by international authors. That same year, Robertson received the E. M. Forster Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Robertson is a trustee of the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry.

Originally from Scone in Perthshire, Robertson now lives and works in London.

Works

*"A Painted Field", 1997
*"Slow Air", 2002
*"Mortification : Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame" (editor), 2004
*"Swithering", 2006

External links

* [http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/trustees.php?t=6#a6 Griffin Poetry Prize biography]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5407622.stm Judges award £10,000 poetry prize] (BBC News, 5 October 2006)


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