Tom Raworth

Tom Raworth was born and grew up in London. During the 1970s he travelled and worked in the United States and Mexico, returning to England in 1977 to be Resident Poet at King's College, Cambridge, in which city he still lives. Since 1966 he has published more than 40 books and pamphlets of poetry, prose and translations, in several countries. His graphic work has been shown in France and Italy, and he has collaborated and performed with musicians (Steve Lacy, Joëlle Léandre), painters (Giovanni D'Agostino, Micaëla Henich) and other poets (Franco Beltrametti, Corrado Costa, Dario Villa). In 1991 he was invited to teach at the University of Cape Town: the first European writer to visit there for thirty years.

Tom Raworth has strong Irish connections - his mother's family, the Moores, lived in the same house as Sean O Casey, during the composition of Juno and the Paycock. In 1990, hardPressed Poetry issued a small selection from Raworth's Eternal Sections, with facing page translations into Irish by Eoghain O hAnluainn to mark Tom's taking out of an Irish passport.

More of Tom Raworth's writing is available at the Electronic Poetry Centre site.


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