The Farrar, Straus and Giroux Poetry Blog

March 31, 2011

Glyn Maxwell

Glyn Maxwell was born in 1962 in Welwyn Garden City, England. He is author of several collections of poems, including Out of the Rain, for which he received a Somerset Maugham Award; Rest for the Wicked, which was short-listed for both the Whitbread Poetry Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize; and The Breakage, which was short-listed for both the T.S. Eliot and the Forward Poetry (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) prizes. His One Thousand Nights and Counting: Selected Poems will be published in September 2011. Maxwell lives in London.