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Jane Draycott

Jane Draycott

Lecturer

County College
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YD


Current Teaching

Distance Learning MA in Creative Writing; Distance Learning PhD in Creative Writing;

Profile

Jane Draycott was born in 1954 and studied at King's College London and Bristol, where she took a postgraduate degree in Medieval English Literature. Her most recent poetry collection Over (OxfordPoets 2009) was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize.

Listed as one of 20 'Next Generation' poets by the PBS/Arts Council (2004), her first two collections No Theatre (Smith/Doorstop 1996) and Prince Rupert's Drop (OUP 1999) were both nominated for the Forward Poetry Prize, and her 2004 collection The Night Tree (Oxford Poets) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. In 2002 she was winner of the Keats Shelley Prize for Poetry, and was nominated for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.  She was poet-in-residence at the River and Rowing Museum, Henley, creating sound montages and an audio archive with London's working watermen, as well as a short collection, Tideway, illustrated by Peter Hay (Two Rivers Press 2002).

Other collaborative work includes award-winning audio-montages with Elizabeth James for BBC Radio3, LBC and the web, and the Online/Offline Writing and Sound Project for trAce Online Writing Department at Nottingham Trent University. In addition to her teaching at Lancaster she is Senior Course Tutor on the MSt Creative Writing at the University of Oxford, and Tutor for the Arvon Foundation and the Poetry School, London. In 2004, she designed and delivered the British Council's Transcripts (South Asia) and Crossing Borders international writing projects. She was Royal Literary Fund Fellow 2004-06 at Oxford Brookes and 2010-12 at Aston University. In 2013 she wil complete a two-month residency in the Netherlands hosted by the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

She has been on the judging panels for the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry and the Popescu Prize for European Poetry in Translation.  Her most recent work, a translation of the 14th-century dream vision Pearl is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation 2011 and a Times Stephen Spender Prizewinner.

2015

Wanted: a travelling companion

Draycott, J. 07/2015

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This is what poetry is for: 'The Word Exchange': a review

Draycott, J. 2015 In: Modern Poetry in Translation. 2014 , 2, 4 p.

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Rosa Mme A Meilland ('Peace')

Draycott, J. 2015 The arts of peace. Robinson, P. & Blamnires, A. (eds.). Two Rivers Press, 1 p.

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2014

Namesake

Draycott, J. 06/2014 In: Times Literary Supplement. 1 p.

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Italy to Lord

Draycott, J. 03/2014 In: Poetry Review. 104, 1, 1 p.

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The return

Draycott, J. 2014 2014 Hippocrates prize anthology. Hulse, M. & Singer, D. (eds.). The Hippocrates Press, 1 p.

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Prince Rupert's drop

Draycott, J. 2014 Poetry by heart: poems for learning and reciting. Sprackland, J. & Motion, A. (eds.). London: Penguin Books

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The tor

Draycott, J. 2014 The best of Poetry London: poetry and prose 1988-2013. Dooley, T. & Kapos, M. (eds.). Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsOther chapter contribution

Six Henri Michaux poems in translation

Draycott, J. 2014 In: Modern Poetry in Translation. 2014 , 2, 4 p.

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2013

It won't be long

Draycott, J. 2013 Newspaper taxis: poetry after the Beatles. Bowen, P., Furness, D. & Woolley, D. (eds.). Seren Books, 1 p.

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Sensation

Draycott, J. 2013 A mutual friend: poems for Charles Dickens. Robinson, P. (ed.). Two Rivers Press

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The staircase

Draycott, J. 2013 Creative writing: writers on writing. Chatterjee, A. (ed.). Suffolk: Creative Writing Studies

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2012

from 'Pearl'

Draycott, J. 2012 Tokens for the foundlings. Curtis, T. (ed.). Bridgend: Seren Books

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2011

Aerodrome

Draycott, J. 2011 The captain's tower: poems for Bob Dylan at 70. Bowen, P., Furniss, D. & Woolley, D. (eds.). Bridgend: Seren Books

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Pearl: a translation

Draycott, J. (Translator) 2011 Manchester: Carcanet Oxford Poets. 80 p.

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2010

The shower scene

Draycott, J. 2010 In: Mahattan Review. 14, 1, 1 p.

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The Halt

Draycott, J. 2010 Glimmer. Fortune, R. B. (ed.). Blaenau Ffestiniog: Cinnamon Press

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In Winter's House

Draycott, J. 18/12/2010 In: The Guardian.

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Ten poems

Draycott, J. 2010 Joining music with reason: 34 poets, British and American, Oxford 2004-2009. Ricks, C. (ed.). Chipping Norton: Waywiser Press

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2009

Reef

Draycott, J. 2009 In: Riptide Journal. 4

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Six Poems

Draycott, J. 2009 Divers. Sen, S. (ed.). Cardiff: Mulfran Press

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Over

Draycott, J. 2009 Manchester: Carcanet Oxford Poets. 80 p.

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2008

Picnic

Draycott, J. 2008 In: Poetry Review.

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Alpha

Draycott, J. 2008 In: Poetry Review.

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2004

The Night Tree

Draycott, J. 2004 Manchester: Carcanet Oxford Poets. 96 p.

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2002

from Tideway

Draycott, J. 2002 In: The Guardian.

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Tideway

Draycott, J. 2002 Reading: Two Rivers Press. 60 p.

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2001

Ten Poems

Draycott, J. 2001 Oxford Poets Anthology 2001. Constantine, D., Lee, H. & B. O. D. (eds.). Manchester: Carcanet Oxford Poets

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2000

Dior Fashionplate

Draycott, J. 02/2000 In: The Independent.

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Prince Rupert's Drop

Draycott, J. 19/02/2000 In: The Guardian.

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Prince Rupert's Drop

Draycott, J. 2000 The Oxford book of sonnets. Fuller, J. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 327 1 p.

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1999

Prince Rupert's Drop

Draycott, J. 1999 Oxford: Oxford University Press. 54 p.

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1998

Christina the Astonishing

Draycott, J. & Saunders, L. 1998 Reading: Two Rivers Press. 96 p.

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1996

No Theatre

Draycott, J. 1996 Smith/Doorstop. 40 p.

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