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Peter Robinson, photo by Silvia Sereni

Peter Robinson, photo by Silvia Sereni

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson was born in Salford, Lancashire, England in 1953. He grew up in Liverpool and went to university at York and Cambridge. During the 1970s and 1980s he taught for various institutions, edited two poetry magazines, Perfect Bound and Numbers, and was involved in organizing a number of poetry festivals. Since 1989 he has taught English literature in Japan, first at Kyoto University, then for fourteen years at Tohoku University, Sendai, and now once more in Kyoto. From April 2007 he will be a professor of English Literature at the University of Reading (UK). He is married with two daughters.
Website: http://charles.sal.tohoku.ac.jp/robinson/index.html

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button Jacket 16 - New Zealand Feature - Peter Robinson reviews Bill Manhire

button Jacket 20 - Nate Dorward talks to Peter Robinson about Perfect Bound magazine, 1976–1979

button Jacket 20 - Various authors - samples of work from Perfect Bound magazine 1976–1979

button Peter Robinson reviews Veronica Forrest-Thomson: On the Periphery (from Perfect Bound magazine, Cambridge, Number 1, 1976.)

button Peter Robinson: ‘Looking Up’

button Peter Robinson, ‘Pressure Cooker Noise’ and ‘Living in the Workroom’

button Jacket 25 - Peter Robinson in conversation with Steve Clark

button Jacket 25 - Peter Robinson - Six Poems

button Jacket 28 - October 2005 - Peter Robinson: from ‘Other Trespasses’

button Jacket 29 - April 2006 - Luciano Erba: Twelve poems from Remi in barca [Shipping the Oars]



Lost and Found (Carcanet, 1997) link

About Time Too (Carcanet, 2001) link

Selected Poems (Carcanet, 2003) link

Ghost Characters (Shoestring, 2006) link

There are Avenues (Brodie, 2006) link


Untitled Deeds (Salt, 2004) link


The Great Friend and Other Translated Poems (Worple, 2002)

The Greener Meadow: Selected Poems of Luciano Erba (Princeton, 2006)

Selected Poetry and Prose of Vittorio Sereni (Chicago, 2006) with Marcus Perryman link


Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situations (Oxford, 2005) link


Talk about Poetry: Conversations on the Art (Shearsman, 2006) link


Liverpool Accents: Seven Poets and a City (Liverpool, 1996) link

The Thing about Roy Fisher: Essays on his Work (Liverpool, 2000) with John Kerrigan link

Mairi MacInnes: A Tribute (Shoestring, 2005) link


Salt Companion to Peter Robinson ed. Adam Piette and Katy Price (Salt, 2006) link

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