1994’s New Generation included Simon Armitage, John Burnside and Carol Ann Duffy. See 2004’s Next Generation list here.
1994’s New Generation Poets
Since winning the Poetry Business Prize in 1991, she has had collections shortlisted for both the Whitbread and T S Eliot Prizes. She now tutors for the Poetry School and her new collection, At the Time of Partition, was the PBS Winter Choice for 2013.
One of the nation’s best loved poets, Armitage has published 12 collections. He has received several awards including the Forward Prize and the Hay Medal for Poetry and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio and Television.
One of Britain’s most critically acclaimed poets and novelist. He has authored 12 poetry collections – Black Cat Bone (2011) won both the Forward and T S Eliot Prizes.
Poet and critic, Crawford has produced six collections of poetry since his first in 1990, four of which have been Poetry Book Society Recommendations. He is the Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at the University of St. Andrews.
Born in Guyana, Dabydeen was only the second Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature of West Indian descent. Now more celebrated as a novelist and editor, in 2010 he was appointed as Guyana’s Ambassador to China.
Born and raised in America, Donaghy rapidly established himself on the British poetry scene when he moved to London in 1985. The recipient of the first Forward Poetry Prize, he passed away in 2005 leaving a legacy that influenced the next generation of young poets.
Carol Ann Duffy
Britain’s best known and biggest selling poet, Carol Ann Duffy has won nearly every poetry prize possible. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University and Britain’s Poet Laureate, the first woman appointed.
A writer and teacher of creative writing, Ian Duhig has published seven collections of poetry and has been shortlisted for the Forward, Costa and T S Eliot Prizes. He is the editor of a number of anthologies and chaired the judges of the 2013 T S Eliot Prize.
Elizabeth Garrett’s first book of poems, The Rule of Three was selected for the New Generation Poets promotion in 1994. She works for the Voltaire Foundation in Oxford.
Lavinia Greenlaw has published five collections of poetry of which Minsk was shortlisted for the Whitbread and T S Eliot Prizes. A winner of the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 1997, her sound work won the Ted Hughes Award in 2011.
W. N. Herbert
The author of numerous books of poetry, his most recent publication, split into two volumes marks him as one of the most experimental voices of today.
A German-born poet who writes in English, Hofmann has published five collections of poetry and is a prolific translator. He currently teaches poetry at the University of Florida.
A Scottish poet and editor, Mick Imlah revived the historic Oxford Poetry, edited Poetry Review from 1983-6 and worked at the Times Literary Supplement. His collection The Lost Leader won the 2008 Forward Poetry Prize. Mick died following a long battle with motor neurone disease in 2009.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Jamie has twice been shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize. Her 2004 collection, The Tree House, won the 2004 Forward Poetry Prize and in 2010 she was appointed Chair of Creative Writing at Stirling University.
Jamie McKendrick has published five collections of poetry. His book Marble Fly was a Poetry Book Society Choice and won the 1997 Forward Prize. His latest collection, Out There, won the 2013 Hawnthornden Prize for Literature.
Maguire is a poet, editor and translator. The author of four collections, she won the Cholmondeley Award in 2008, and was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize in 2007.
One of Britain’s most celebrated poets, Don Paterson is the author of six collections. Still the only poet to have won the T S Eliot Prize twice, he is now a recipient of both an OBE and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.
Pauline Stainer is the author of 9 collections of poetry with Bloodaxe publishing her Selected Poems in 2003. She was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award in 1996.
Currently teaching at Goldsmiths, University of London, Susan Wicks is the author of seven collections of poetry. The Clever Daughter (1999), was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize for Best Collection.