Must poets lead lives full of poetic experience? Jack Underwood is skeptical
Your life might need to take place in order for you to write your poems, but your poems should never be merely a record of your life taking place.
Jack Underwood was born in Norwich in 1984. He teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2007. He also teaches at the Poetry School, co-edits the anthology series Stop Sharpening Your Knives, and reviews for Poetry London and Poetry Review. Happiness (2015) is his debut collection of poetry.