Sean O’Brien

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Sean O’Brien’s eleventh collection, Embark, is due from Picador in autumn 2022. He is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His recent work includes a translation of the Collected Poems of Abai Kunanbayuli and editing Alistair Elliot’s This is the Life: Selected Poems. Winner of awards including the T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes, in 2021 he received Peking Com Arts poetry prize for lifetime achievement.