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Michael Schmidt

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Michael Schmidt is a poet, critic, and translator. He edits the leading poetry journal PN Review, is the editorial director of the Carcanet Press and director, the Writing Programme at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Professor of Poetry at the University of Glasgow. He was born in Mexico in 1947, and educated at Harvard and Oxford. His Lives of the Poets, a survey of English poetry from the fourteenth century to the present day, 'distinguished him as among the most vigilant of critics' (The Times).

Books by Michael Schmidt

The Harvill Book of 20th Century Poetry in English

'The poets which Schmidt has chosen to include in this volume are worthy to stand up and speak for the art of a century' - Rachel Campbell-Johnson, The Times

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