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January 2013, photo by Ben Schmidt  The pictures on this page include Michael Schmidt in Manchester, 2013 (photographer Benedict Schmidt), and a book cover.













Michael Schmidt OBE FRSL is the founder and editorial and managing director of Carcanet Press Limited, the general editor of PN Review, and Professor of Poetry at the University of Glasgow.

This web site may be of interest to browsers curious about Carcanet Press, PN Review, or about Michael Schmidt's work. He is currently engaged in revising A Life of the Novel, a companion volume to Lives of the Poets (1999). His collection of poems The Resurrection of the Body was published in January 2007 in the United Kingdom and in March 2007 in the United States. In the autumn of 2009 his Collected Poems appeared.

On this site he posts sample chapters from his books and recent poems. There are basic links to other sites which students and visitors may find of value, in particular Carcanet and PN Review sites.

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For More Information:
"Visit the University of Glasgow Creative Writing site" - http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/SESLL/EngLit/grad/creativerev1html.htm


 

The First Poets, American paperback cover Books by Michael Schmidt include

Poetry
Family Tree, Greville Press, 2011
Collected Poems, Smith/Doorstop, 2009
The Resurrection of the Body, Smith/Doorstop, 2006
Selected Poems, Smith/Doorstop, 1997
The Love of Strangers, Century Hutchinson, 1989
Choosing a Guest: new and selected poems, Anvil, 1983

Poetry Anthologies
Five American Poets, Carcanet, 2010
The Great Modern Poets, Quercus, 2006
New Poetries I-V, Carcanet, 1994-2011
The Harvill Book of Twentieth-Century Poetry in English, Harvill, 1999
Poets on Poets (with Nick Rennison), Waterstone's/Carcanet, 1997
A Calendar of Modern Poetry, PN Review 100, 1994
Eleven British Poets, Methuen/Routledge, 1980

Novels
The Colonist, Muller/Hutchinson, 1983
The Dresden Gate, Century Hutchinson, 1988

Translations
On Poets & Others, Octavio Paz, Paladin, 1991
Flower & Song: Nahuatl Poetry (with Edward Kissam), Anvil, 1977, 2010

Literary History and Criticism
Lives of the Ancient Poets: The Greeks, Weidenfeld, Knopf, 2004, 2005
The Story of Poetry I-III, Weidenfeld, 2001-2008
Lives of the Poets, Weidenfeld, Knopf, 1998, 1999
Reading Modern Poetry, Routledge, 1989
Fifty Modern British Poets: an introduction, Pan/Heinemann, 1979
Fifty English Poets 1300-1900: an introduction, Pan/Heinemann, 1979

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