Biography of James Fenton

James Martin Fenton is often mentioned among the best known English poets, journalists, and art critics working today. He was educated in Oxford and worked there as a Professor of Poetry for five years. Some of the features characteristic to Fenton’s poetry include strong political position and strive for technical excellence. Fame came to Fenton rather early: he was awarded Newdigate Prize for the Our Western Furniture poem in 1968.

Born: 25 April 1949
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Poet, journalist and literary critic

James Fenton

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