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.
Image credit (left): Foul Play. Copyright Jing Wei 2011. All rights reserved.
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UPDATE: I'll be reading on Friday, 24 May, at 7.30 pm, upstairs at the Betsey Trotwood pub in Clerkenwell, London, with Tim Wells, Emma Jones, & Ross Sutherland. Free. For details, see http://www.thebetsey.com/events
UPDATE: To date, The Ninjas has been praised by reviewers in The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, 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". Offers hope, humour and pathos in equal measure. . . . The beauty and extraordinary surprise of Jane Yeh's wonderful collection". "Unashamedly and joyfully quirky".
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UPDATE: I'll be teaching a poetry course for the new Athens Creative Writing Summer School, a joint initiative of the British Council & Kingston University. For more info, see http://www.britishcouncil.gr/en/events/athens-international-creative-writing-summer-school
UPDATE: I'm delighted to be a judge for this year's National Poetry Competition! To enter, see http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/competitions/npc
UPDATE: My new poems "The Otters" and "Happy Hour, New York City" can be read in the Jan./Feb. 2013 number of PN Review.