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 was a judge for the 2013 National Poetry Competition, and has been named a 2014 Next Generation poet by the Poetry Book Society.
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 Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Open University, she also teaches Arvon and Poetry School 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.
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UPDATE: I'm thrilled to have been named a 2014 Next Generation poet by the Poetry Book Society! I'll be reading for them at Waterstones bookshop in York on Thursday, 20 November; at Keats House in London on Thursday, 19 February; and at Southbank Centre in London on Sunday, 15 March. My page on the lovely Next Generation website, which includes videos and the texts of 3 poems, is:
UPDATE: I will be judging the Poetry Book Society's annual National Student Poetry Competition (closing date 15 December). Details and how to enter:
UPDATE: To date, The Ninjas has been praised by reviewers in The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, Poetry London, and New Welsh Review. What they said: "Funny, clever, and downright charming. . . . This quirky and wise collection has outstanding originality and poise". "Hugely entertaining". "Abounds in wit and invention". "The beauty and extraordinary surprise of Jane Yeh's wonderful collection". Read the full Guardian review here:
UPDATE: An essay on my work, some poems, and other related links can be found on the Poetry International website at: http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poet/item/23143/Jane-Yeh