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Roy Fisher has published over 30 poetry books, and has been the subject of numerous critical essays and several studies, including The Thing About Roy Fisher: Critical Essays on the Poetry of Roy Fisher, edited by Peter Robinson and John Kerrigan (Liverpool University Press, 2000), and of The Unofficial Roy Fisher, edited by Peter Robinson (Shearsman Books, 2010).

He has published three books with Bloodaxe. The Dow Low Drop: New & Selected Poems (1996) was superseded by his later retrospective, The Long and the Short of It: Poems 1955-2005 (2005), and followed by his most recent collection, Standard Midland (2010), published on his 80th birthday. His first US selected poems, edited by August Kleinzahler, is due from Flood Editions in 2011.

Born in 1930 in Handsworth, Birmingham, he retired as Senior Lecturer in American Studies from Keele University in 1982. He is a freelance writer and jazz musician, and lives in Derbyshire.

Author photo © Caroline Forbes (The Poetry Archive)

Featured Books, with extracts, by Roy Fisher

Standard Midland by Roy Fisher
Standard Midland
Roy Fisher
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2010.Costa Book Awards 2010 Judges' comment: "Witty, profound and moving meditations on loss and ageing; a wonderfully varied testament to a very English blend of imagination and reserve." The Lovereading...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2010

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