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Pauline Stainer

b. 1941

Pauline Stainer is an English poet, born in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. After attending St Anne's College, Oxford, she moved to Essex, where she raised four children. After several years on the Orkney...

Jon Stallworthy

b. 1935

Jon Stallworthy was educated at Dragon School, Rugby School, and Oxford, where he won the Newdigate Poetry Prize while playing rugby for the University, and is now an Emeritus Professor of English....

C K Stead

b. 1932

C(hristian) K(arlson) Stead, b. Auckland, New Zealand, 1932, Emeritus Professor at Auckland University, is perhaps New Zealand’s most internationally celebrated writer, with a literary life spanning...

Gerald Stern

b. 1925

Son of Eastern European Jewish immigrants, Gerald Stern grew up in Pittsburgh, in a house with no books. It wasn't as if being a writer was discouraged, he says, it just wasn't considered something...

Anne Stevenson

b. 1933

Anne Stevenson, inaugural winner of the Northern Rock Writers Award in 2002, was born in England of American parents in 1933 and educated in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where her father was professor of...

Stevie Smith

b. 1902 d. 1971

Stevie Smith (1902-1971) led an outwardly uneventful life behind the respectable curtains of suburbia whilst nurturing a highly individual imagination. Born in Yorkshire, her father left the family...

Mark Strand

b. 1934

Mark Strand was born in 1934 on Prince Edward Island, Canada and grew up in the United States. He was a shy dreamy child, and claims not to have been very bright at school. When he was a year old,...

Robert Sullivan

b. 1967

Contemporary Maori poetry in English has found its poetically most versatile spokesman in Robert Sullivan whose poems manifest their close affinity to patterns of an oral tradition. Listening to his...

Matthew Sweeney

b. 1952

"Matthew Sweeney is a force for good in British poetry," writes Ruth Padel. "The work is one large metaphor: a parable for the human condition...He is one of our finest poets of the unconscious; of...

Matthew Sweeney Children's Poems

b. 1952

Born in Donegal in Ireland (1952), Matthew Sweeney is one of the most original poets now writing for children. The author of eleven books of poetry for adults, he has written five collections of...