About

Kieron 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, The Hudson ReviewThe London Magazine, The New CriterionNew Statesman, Oxford MagazinePoetry Review, The Rialto, The Spectator and The Times Literary Supplement. Selections of his poems also appear in anthologies such as Carcanet’s Oxford Poets 2007 and Waywiser’s Joining Music with Reason, edited by Christopher Ricks, and he has read his poems on BBC TV and radio. He has twice won the University of Oxford’s most valuable literary award, the English Poem on a Sacred Subject Prize. In 2018-19 he was artist in residence at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

In 2018 he was the first poet for a very long time to give a reading from their own work in Dove Cottage, William Wordsworth’s famous home in Grasmere. He is also the first person to be appointed poet in residence at Rydal Mount, Wordsworth’s final home.

He was educated at Tonbridge School and read English at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was awarded a doctorate for a thesis on Herbert Read and T. S. Eliot. He lives on Osney Island in Oxford. He is a freelance teacher of creative writing and English literature, mainly to visiting students, including in Oxford at Hertford College, Lady Margaret Hall, and on the Stanford University and Sarah Lawrence programmes, and in Bath for Advanced Studies in England.