James Martin Fenton

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Birthday
25, 1949
Birthplace
England
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Birthday
25, 1949 (age 70)
Birthplace
England

About

English poet, critic, academic, and journalist known for Terminal Moraine and The Memory of War, among other works. His numerous literary honors include the Eric Gregory Award and the Newdigate Prize.

Before Fame

He was the son of a prominent religious scholar and was raised in Staffordshire and Lincolnshire, England.

Trivia

He wrote for a socialist newspaper in the 1970s and also traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia as a war journalist.

Family Life

He became the partner of High Cotton novelist Darryl Pinckney in 1989.

Associated With

His poetry was hugely influenced by the work of W.H. Auden.

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