Elizabeth Jennings

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  • Elizabeth Jennings (1926-2001)
    • Elizabeth was born in Boston, Lincolnshire but moved to Oxford at the age of six where she lived for the rest of her life.
    • She studied at St. Anne's College, Oxford and worked in advertising, at the City Library and briefly in publishing before becoming a full-time writer.
    • Her work has won honours of  the W.H. Smith Literary Award, the Somerset Maugham Award and a CBE.
    • She wrote over 20 books during her life, a New Collected Poems appearing in 2002
    • Her Catholicism is a major theme in her poetry
    • Initiqally linked to 'The Movement', However her work doesn't share their irony or academic wit
    • “ You cannot fake anything if you are trying to write serious poetry. - Elizabeth Jennings


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