England is mine

By (author): Todd Swift


Todd Swift

Todd Swift is a widely known poet, critic and cultural organizer. He is a lecturer at Kingston University in English Literature and Creative Writing and a tutor for The Poetry School. He has published six full collections of poetry, the first four from DC Books. His most recent collections are Seaway: New and Selected Poems (Salmon, 2008) and Mainstream Love Hotel (Tall-lighthouse, 2009), and a free-to-download ebook from Argotist, Experimental Sex Hospital. Todd has edited or co-edited many international anthologies, including Poetry Nation, 100 Poets Against The War, and (with Evan Jones) Modern Canadian Poets (Carcanet, 2010).


‘Todd Swift has a remarkably capacious imagination.’ — Montreal Review of Books, 2004 ‘We are lucky to have him overseas contributing to this impressive catalogue of written work…. A shape shifter with a heart for Canada. Swift is one to recall, savour, and watch.’ — The Globe and Mail, March 2005 ‘One of Swift’s endearing qualities is that he pays as much attention to the small people in his life, as he does to his mentors and great artists…. Swift’s best poems are restrained, tight-lipped and tempered, yet full of sombre and subtle allusion.’ — Books in Canada, Feb. 2005 ‘Todd Swift might be thought of as a cosmopolitan, … savvy, well read, travelled poet … a promising poet whose work is entertaining, ingenious, humorous and likeable…’ — Poetry London, No. 50, Spring 2005


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90 Pages
8in * 5in * 1in


November 15, 2011

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