ABOUT POETS: ROBYN BOLAM

Robyn Bolam, photographed by Mark Lanigan for Bloodaxe Books
Robyn Bolam, photographed by Mark Lanigan for Bloodaxe Books

The British Council introduces Robyn Bolam as follows:

Robyn Bolam (formerly published as Marion Lomax) was born in Newcastle in 1953 and grew up in Northumberland in the north of England. Educated at Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic and the University of Kent, she gained her doctorate from the University of York in 1983 and is now Professor of Literature at St Mary’s College, Strawberry Hill, where she has taught since 1987. She began publishing as Robyn Bolam in December 2000.

Her publications include Stage Images and Traditions: Shakespeare to Ford (1987), a study of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and she is the editor of a collection of four plays by John Ford, published in 1995, as well as the New Mermaid edition of The Rover by Aphra Behn. She was awarded an Eric Gregory Award by the Society of Authors in 1981, and also won the Cheltenham Prize. Her libretto for Bennett Hogg’s opera Beyond Men and Dreams was performed by the Royal Opera House Garden Venture in 1991, and she held a Hawthornden International Fellowship in 1993. Her first book of poetry, The Peepshow Girl, was published in 1989, and her second, Raiding the Borders, in 1996. She is a regular contributor of poems and reviews to periodicals including the Times Literary Supplement and Poetry Review, and has given poetry readings at venues throughout the world. Her poems have also been published in numerous anthologies and broadcast on radio and television. She recently edited Eliza’s Babes, an anthology of four centuries of poetry by women writers. Her most recently published poetry collection is New Wings: Poems 1977-2007 (2007).

The links below provide a comprehensive overview.

WEBSITEBRITISH COUNCILGUARDIAN: A’N’T I A WOMAN?MOVING ONHERALD SCOTLAND: TWICE REMOVEDWHERE ARE YOU FROM?POETRY BOOK SOCIETY: HYEMROYAL LITERARY FUNDTEXTUALITIESWATERSTONES
BOOKSREVIEWS
INDEX OF POETS

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