Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mick Imlah 1956 - 2009

The poet Mick Imlah has died at the age 52. His collection The Lost Leader won the Forward Prize last year and he had been poetry editor at The Times Literary Supplement (TLS) since the early 1990s.

As a tribute, the TLS has published a selection of Imlah's poems and prose.

There are also obituaries in The Guardian and The Times.
Mick Imlah was one of the outstanding poets of his generation. Using his postmodernist Oxford background as a springboard, he vigorously reinvented himself as an ironical Scottish writer of unique humour and insight.

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