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Todd Swift
Worked at Kingston University
Attended Concordia University
Lives in London, England
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Thanks for your post Random Shiz - this is the blog, not the publishing company site - that is http://www.eyewearpublishing.com/ - and you can buy many books there. No mugs or glasses yet.
TEN YEARS OF SAUCY PHOTOS OF PEOPLE WEARING GLASSES CAN YOU IMAGINE?! Ten years is a long time for a blog these days - any days. It may even be past its due date, as it were - but somehow, like some old dog in a cowboy flick,...
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Todd, thanks for the link.  Pls. note that the "Look Book...etc." image map (top left), which appears to be linking to the publishing site, actually loops back to the Eyewear blog.  In addition, the text block on the top right "Eyewear has an iconic look..." has a link that is not live.  Just thought I'd mention.  I'll be at the publishing site and will look forward to picking up some items.  Cheers!
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Okay, the answers: 10 - Larkin; 9 - Cid Corman; 8 - Ruthven Todd; 7 - Sins of the Leopard; 6 - Denise Riley; 5 - Lynette Roberts; 4 - FT Prince; 3 - C Rosetti; 2 - H Read; 1 - The Cantos, Pound.
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thanks for putting me out of my misery - don't get half the books for 5/10?! ;)
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Hi Paul, thank you for that point.  I agree that at my university communication about the process has been poor.  I requested feedback in writing several times as to why my work had been ranked below a 3, and there was a refusal to say more.  Nor were any of us informed personally, nor were discussions offered.  It was just with a form letter.  In my case, as I had been on sick leave, and also have a disability, I did not require 4 outputs - though, as a matter of fact, I had them in four books - let alone published articles and critical essays.
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Dear Pat, I am very glad to hear that you knew Bink Noll.  Please understand I was not meaning to make fun of his name.  Far from it.  My name is like his, short, pithy and evocative.  I get teased a lot as Todd Swift.  And I too am a college teacher and poet.  It is bittersweet to reflect upon how few of us university poets ever actually become "famous" as decades pass, but our names and poems stay on, living, in books. It is very moving to me you have reached out in this way to paint a living if brief portrait of this extraordinary, talented, man.  If you wish to write a longer reflective piece for the blog, I would be happy to post it.  Perhaps we could include a few of his poems, and a photo, and try to get new readers for your friend.
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Thank you Anna.
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Director & Editor-in-chief, Eyewear Publishing Ltd.
Employment
  • Kingston University
    Lecturer, 2006 - 2013
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London, England
Previously
Budapest - Paris - Montreal
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A leading British-Canadian poet, critic and editor of his generation
Introduction
Todd Swift was born in Montreal, Canada, on Good Friday, in 1966. After working as a successful TV writer (HBO, Fox, Paramount, Hanna-Barbera, CBC, etc.) he moved to Europe in 1997 - first Budapest then Paris, where he organised literary events, lectured, and edited anthologies.  A PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from UEA, he has been a (Senior) Lecturer at Kingston University since 2006. His critical study of Anglo-Quebec poetry, Language Acts, co-edited with Jason Camlot, was a finalist for the 2007 Gabrielle Roy Prize. His Seaway: New and Selected Poems was published by Salmon, Ireland, in 2008.  He co-edited Modern Canadian Poets (Carcanet, 2010) with Evan Jones.  Poems of his have appeared in New American Writing, Poetry, Poetry London, Poetry Review, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The Globe and Mail.  He has a new collection from Punchy Books, England Is Mine (2011); and one from Tightrope Books (2012).  He has co-edited Lung Jazz: The Oxfam Anthology of Young British Poets (2012).  His Selected Poems 1983-2013 is out from Marick Press (USA), 2014.  He is married to Sara, and lives in London.
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was Canada's top-ranked university debater in 1987.
Education
  • Concordia University
    English Lit & Creative Writing, BA
  • University of East Anglia
    Creative Writing, MA (Distinction)
  • University of East Anglia
    Creative and Critical Writing, PhD
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