Thursday, December 03, 2015

Christopher Middleton (1926-2015) i.m.

I have just heard that the great British poet and translator, Christopher Middleton, has died.

I wrote about his poetry of the 1970s, and his poetics piece 'Reflections on a Viking Prow', in an essay for The Wolf magazine that can be accessed here and here. I talked about his work as a poet and writer of poetics in my inaugural lecture (which I am thinking of posting on this blog one day).

Two obituaries, one here, the other here.