Draycott, Jane

Jane Draycott

Elected: 2020

Jane Draycott is a poet and translator. Her most recent collections from Carcanet include Over, shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize, Pearl — her award-winning translation of the medieval dream-elegy — and The Occupant, written following her time as Writer in Residence in Amsterdam. A Next Generation poet, her work has been nominated three times for the Forward Prizes for poetry. Her 2017 translation of Henri Michaux’s Storms Under the Skin: Selected Poems (1927-1954) is published by Two Rivers Press.


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