Robert Saxton, Poetry Website

About Robert Saxton

No Text ­Robert Saxton ­is the author of six books of poetry: The Promise Clinic (Enitharmon 1994), Manganese (Carcanet / OxfordPoets 2003), Local Honey (Carcanet / OxfordPoets 2007), Hesiod's Calendar (Carcanet / OxfordPoets 2010), The China Shop Pictures (Shearsman 2012) and Six-way Mirror (Angle Shades Press, May 2016). He is also represented in Faber’s Poetry Introduction 7 and Carcanet’s Oxford Poets 2001 anthology. In 2001 he won the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association’s poetry prize for ‘The Nightingale Broadcasts’. He has won commendations in recent years in the National Poetry Competition, the Poetry London Competition and the Troubadour Poetry Competition.

Robert Saxton was born in Nottingham 1952 and educated at the Henry Mellish Grammar School, Bulwell, Nottingham, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he read English. He lives in Highgate, north London, and until 2013 was the editorial director of an illustrated book publishing company. He is currently a freelance editor and writer.

His most recent book, Six-way Mirror, will be self-published under his own specially created imprint (using the Albury Press platform). He is looking for companion titles for the Angle Shades Press list as well as poets to publish under two new poetry imprints he is creating for Albury – one for debut collections and one for more established poets.

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