About

Kieron WinnKieron Winn’s first collection of poems, The Mortal Man, was published in August 2015: please see the home page for details.

His poems have appeared in many British and American magazines, including Agenda, Agni, The Dark Horse, Literary Imagination, The London Magazine, The New CriterionNew StatesmanOxford Magazine, Poetry Review, The Rialto, The Spectator and The Times Literary Supplement. Selections of his poems also appear in books such as Carcanet’s Oxford Poets 2007 and Waywiser’s Joining Music with Reason. He has twice won the University of Oxford’s most valuable literary award, the English Poem on a Sacred Subject Prize.

He read English at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was later awarded a doctorate for a thesis on Herbert Read and T. S. Eliot. He is a freelance teacher of creative writing and English literature, including for the Stanford University and Sarah Lawrence College programmes in Oxford, and for Advanced Studies in England in Bath.

Kieron Winn’s poems have the unmistakable ring of the real thing. And once they have got to you, you never forget their combination of exact emotion with perfect form.

Bernard O’Donoghue

unafraid of the big subjects. A refreshing contrast to a stale fashion for small ironies.

Lyndall Gordon