Nigel Jenkins

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Nigel Jenkins (born 1949) is one of Wales's foremost poets. Jenkins is also an editor, journalist, broadcaster and writer of creative non-fiction. He is currently a lecturer on Swansea University's Creative and Media Writing Programme.

Jenkins was brought up on a farm on the former Kilvrough estate in the Gower Peninsula, and educated at the University of Essex; he lives in Mumbles, Swansea. His early work can be found, with that of Tony Curtis and Duncan Bush, in Three Young Anglo-Welsh Poets (1974). Since then he has published several collections of poetry. He won the Arts Council of Wales 1996 Book of the Year prize with his travel book Gwalia in Khasia (1995), and published a selection of his essays and articles as Footsore on the Frontier (2001). He is co-editor of The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales, published by the University of Wales Press in 2008.

Poetry Collections

  • First Collection (Brighton, 1972).
  • Three Young Anglo-Welsh Poets (Welsh Arts Council, 1974).
  • Circus (Swansea Poetry Workshop, 1979).
  • Song and Dance (Poetry Wales Press, Bridgend, 1981).
  • Warhead (Megaton Press, Swansea, 1981).
  • Practical Dreams (Galloping Dog Press, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1983).
  • Common Ground, ed. Susan Butler (Poetry Wales Press, Bridgend, 1985).
  • Love is a Four-Letter Word (Lovebards Press, Swansea, 1988).
  • Glas-Nos: Cerddi Dros Heddwch/Poems for Peace, ed. with Menna Elfyn (CND Cymru, Machynlleth, 1987)
  • Acts of Union: Selected Poems 1974-1989 (Gomer Press, Llandysul,...... ...
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