Craig Raine

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Birthday
3, 1944
Birthplace
England
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Birthday
3, 1944 (age 73)
Birthplace
England

About

British poet, academic, and editor associated with a late twentieth-century literary movement known as Martian Poetry. His poetry collections include A Martian Sends a Postcard Home; Clay: Whereabouts Unknown; and History: The Home Movie.

Before Fame

He studied English at Exeter College, University of Oxford. He published his debut poetry collection, The Onion, Memory, in 1978.

Trivia

His boarding school English teacher, Arnold Snodgrass, was a friend of poets Robert Graves and W.H. Auden.

Family Life

He married Ann Pasternak Slater in 1972; the couple later raised three sons and one daughter.

Associated With

He wrote numerous critical essays on the poetic works of T.S. Eliot.