Jamie McKendrick

Jamie McKendrick is a poet, translator and art writer for publications such as Modern Painters. Born in Liverpool, he lived for some years in Italy. His Selected Poems was published by Faber in 2016, drawing from his six collections of poetry: from 1991’s debut The Sirocco Room to Out There (2012, and winner of the Hawthornden Prize) by way of The Marble Fly (1997), winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection, and Ink Stone, shortlisted for both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award in 2003. He edited The Faber Book of 20th-Century Italian Poems and his other translations include a selected poems of Valerio Magrelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s verse play Fabrication, a selection of poems by Antonella Anedda and Giorgio Bassani’s entire Romanzo di Ferrara. As William Boyd has observed, McKendrick is “An exceptional talent.”