(photo credit: Judy Axenson)
|James Lasdun was born in London and now lives in upstate New York.
He has published three collections of poetry and three collections of short
stories, including Besieged, whose title story was made into a film
by Bernardo Bertolucci. He has taught poetry and fiction writing at Princeton
University, New York University, and Columbia University. Lasdun has received
awards and critical praise for his work on both sides of the Atlantic.
Among his many honors, he is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in
poetry, and the 1999 winner of the London Times Literary Supplement
"[Lasdun is] certainly among the most gifted, vivid,
and deft poets now writing in English. . ." - Anthony Hecht, Pulitzer
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