Jane Yeh (USA/UK) read for the 2016 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Matthew Francis.
Jane Yeh was born in New Jersey and has lived in London since 2002. She holds degrees in English and Creative Writing from Harvard, Iowa, Manchester Metropolitan, and Royal Holloway.. Her first collection, Marabou (Carcanet, 2005), was shortlisted for the Whitbread, Forward, and Aldeburgh poetry prizes. She was named a Next Generation poet by the Poetry Book Society for her second collection, The Ninjas (Carcanet, 2012). Her third collection, Discipline, (Carcanet, 2019), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and named one of the best books of 2019 by The Guardian.
Jane has taught at Oxford Brookes University and was Senior Researcher in Creative Writing at Kingston University. She is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Open University, and also writes on books, theatre, and fashion for such publications as The Poetry Review, The Village Voice, and TLS. She has received awards and fellowships for her work, including a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, an Academy of American Poets Prize, a residency at Yaddo, and she was a judge for the 2013 National Poetry Competition.
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