Craig Raine

Biography of Craig Raine (1944 – )

Craig Raine
Craig Raine (1944-)

Craig Raine (born 3 December 1944) is an English poet and critic born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England.

Educated at Exeter College, University of Oxford, he taught at Oxford and followed a literary career as books editor for New Review, editor of Quarto, and poetry editor at The New Statesman. He became poetry editor at publishers Faber and Faber in 1981, and has been a fellow of New College, Oxford since 1991. He is married to Ann Pasternak Slater, a fellow of St Anne’s.

His works include a number of poetry collections: The Onion, Memory (1978), A Martian Sends a Postcard Home (1979), A Free Translation (1981), Rich (1984) and History: The Home Movie (1994). His reviews and essays are collected in two anthologies: Haydn and the Valve Trumpet (1990) and In Defence of T. S. Eliot (2000).

Craig Raine is founder and editor of the literary magazine Areté. He is said to be the best known exponent of Martian poetry.

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Poems By Craig Raine


A Martian Sends A Postcard Home (No Comments »)
An Attempt At Jealousy (No Comments »)
City Gent (No Comments »)
Dandelions (No Comments »)
In Modern Dress (No Comments »)
In The Kalahari Desert (No Comments »)
Nature Study (No Comments »)
The Onion, Memory (No Comments »)