Jeremy Hooker

Jeremy Hooker

Jeremy Hooker (born 1941 in Warsash, Hampshire) is an English poet, critic, lecturer, and broadcaster.

Hooker has published ten collections of poetry, of which the most recent are "Our Lady of Europe" (1997), and "Adamah" (2002). His other books include "Writers in a Landscape" and "Imagining Wales: a View of Modern Welsh Writing in English". He has also written studies of David Jones and John Cowper Powys.

Hooker has edited writings by Alun Lewis, Frances Bellerby, Richard Jefferies, and Wilfred Owen.fact|date=January 2008 He has taught in universities in Wales, England, the Netherlands, and the United States.fact|date=January 2008 He is currently a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glamorgan.

Hooker's most recent book "The Cut of the Light: Poems 1965-2005" draws extensively on poetry he wrote over a period of forty years and contains early, previously unpublished poems and some new versions of later work. It shows the development of a poetry concerned with nature and history and the spirit of place, and includes both formal variety and the "art of seeing" which relates Hooker to a vital tradition of British and American poetry. The book has been selected as one of ten English language finalists for the 2006 Wales Book of the Year award. [cite news |first=Karen |last=Price |title=Poets back in Wales Book of the Year list |url=Hooker:// | |date=2007-03-03 |accessdate=2007-03-10]


*"Master of the Leaping Figures", Enitharmon, 1987
*"Their Silence a Language", Enitharmon, 1993
*"Our Lady of Europe", Enitharmon, 1997
*"Adamah", Enitharmon, 2002
*"The Cut of the Light: Poems 1965-2005", Enitharmon, 2006


* [ Gale Contemporary Authors Series] (2004)

External links

* [ Enitharmon Press]
* [ BBC Radio 4 profile and link to audio interview]
* [ Profile at]
* [ 20+ publications at]
* [ staff page at University of Glamorgan]

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