Jane Yeh reads her poetry

Please come to hear the excellent Jane Yeh read from her poetry at 6.00 pm on Monday 24th Feb. in Palmer 106.

Jane Yeh

Praise for The Ninjas (Carcanet 2012)

 “Funny, clever, and downright charming. . . . This quirky and wise collection has outstanding originality and poise”. “Hugely entertaining”.
“Abounds in wit and invention”.

Read the full Guardian review here:


Jane Yeh was born in America and educated at Harvard University. She holds master’s degrees from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Manchester Metropolitan University. Her first collection of poems, Marabou (Carcanet, 2005), was shortlisted for the Whitbread, Forward, and Aldeburgh poetry prizes. Her latest collection, The Ninjas, was published by Carcanet in 2012. She is a judge for this year’s National Poetry Competition.

Her poems have appeared in The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, The Nation, Poetry Review, and other journals, as well as in anthologies including The Best British Poetry 2012 and The Forward Book of Poetry 2013 and 2006. Currently Senior Researcher in Creative Writing at Kingston University, she also teaches Arvon writing courses and writes on books, theatre, fashion, and sport for publications such as The Times Literary Supplement, Time Out, and The Village Voice. She lives in London.

About Cindy

Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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