* Philip Terry is Director of the Centre for Creative Writing, University of Essex* Quennet is a form invented by Raymond Queneau in 1975, the fifteen-line sonnet...* Themes: the pschyogeographies championed by Will Self, including Essex estuary walks and the Berlin Wall Trail* Translated Queneau's Elementary Morality, a Telegraph Best Poetry Books of the Year
Philip Terry was born in Belfast in 1962. He has taught at the universities of Caen, Plymouth and Essex, where he is currently Director of Creative Writing. His fiction, poetry and translations have been widely published in journals in Britain and America. His books include the celebrated anthology of short stories Ovid Metamorphosed (2000), Fables of Aesop (2006) and the poetry collections Oulipoems (2006) and Shakespeare's Sonnets (2010).
'The lineation speeds along at a nice articulated pace, the Dantesque pitch is right and propulsive, the cast of villains is energising, the balance between language and lingo, the allusive and the obscene just right.' - Seamus Heaney; 'Sparse by design, this poetry is a strong reminder of the power of words when allied to our imagination, experience and emotions.' - Prize Judges, New Angle Prize for East Anglian Literature