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Simon Jenner Waterloo Sampler No. 1 (2004)


ISBN 1-902-731-01-8


A psychedelic Keats infused with Larkin's spirit of precision, and the humanistic bite of Keith Douglas. Words are at the mercy of his kinetic pen; they crouch on the page like primed springs, and he stretches them. Nouns mutate into adjectives; his metaphorical inventiveness has something futuristic about it.

Alan Morrison

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Simon Jenner was born in Cuckfield in 1959. Failing everything at school except art, he learnt to fly instead, where discovering poetry forestalled a career in airframes. To forestall the dole, he was belatedly educated at Leeds, then Cambridge where the quaint paradox of writing his PhD Dreaming Fires: Oxford Poetry of the 1940s was hardly lost on anyone who tried to read him.

Despite early recognition from poets and critics like Martin Seymour- Smith, Jenner's extraordinary debut has been a curiously protracted one. It came via obstinate recognition - and poetry tours - in Germany in 1996 and 1997, a South East Arts Bursary (1999) and Royal Literary Fund grants in 2003 and 2006.

In 2001 he was commissioned to write a major poem by the BBC, and appeared on BBC Radio 1999-2003. He has been Director of Survivors' Poetry, from 2003.

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