Grevel Lindop has published five successful books of poetry and won First Prize in the 2005 Poetry London Competition. He has given successful and highly-praised readings, talks and workshops for nearly thirty years. His Literary Guide to the Lake District won the Lakeland Book of the Year award and is regarded as a classic. He writes frequently for TLS, PN Review, Poetry London, London Magazine and many other periodicals. In the 1960s he edited Carcanet magazine with Michael Schmidt; in the 1990s he helped the late Kathleen Raine to edit Temenos, and later took over as Editor. He chaired the judges of the Keats-Shelley Millennium Poetry and Fiction Awards. Born in LIverpool, he now lives in Manchester, where he works as a freelance writer. Favourite subjects include: poetry and landscape/environment; poetry and the spiritual; poetry and love/the erotic. But anything considered!
Poetry, Short Story, Lakeland Writing And Landscape
Publications & Performance History
# Poetry: Fools Paradise (Carcanet Press 1977) Tourists (Carcanet Press, 1987) A Prismatic Toy (Carcanet Press, 1991) Selected Poems (Carcanet Press, 2000) Playing with Fire (Carcanet Press, 2006) # Prose: The Opium-Eater: A Life of Thomas De Quincey (Weidenfeld 1993) The Path and the Palace: Reflections on the Nature of Poetry (Temenos Academy, 1996) A Literary Guide to the Lake District (Sigma Leisure 2005) # As Editor: British Poetry Since 1960 (with Michael Schmidt; Carcanet Press, 1972) Thomas Chatterton: Selected Poems (Carcanet/Routledge 2003) Thomas De Quincey: Confessions and Other Writings (Oxford World’s Classics, 1985) The Works of Thomas De Quincey (21 vols, Pickering and Chatto, 2000-03) Robert Graves: The White Goddess (Faber 1999) Graves and the Goddess (with Ian Firla; Susquehanna University Press, 2003)
Workshop & Reading Experience
Voice Box (Royal Festival Hall) Arvon Foundation (Totleigh Barton) Wordsworth Trust (Grasmere) Libraries, universities, poetry societies, art galleries, churches, schools, whatever – since 1977.
Group size preference
Group age preference
Adult or sixth form
Area prepared to travel
Anywhere (if fare paid!)
Favourite subjects for workshops or talks include: poetry and landscape/environment; poetry and the spiritual; poetry and love/the erotic. But anything considered!