Patrick James Errington is a poet, translator, critic, editor, and academic from the prairies of Alberta. He is the author of two chapbooks of poems, Glean, and Field Studies , and the new collection,the swailing, which author Mai Der Vang called ‘radiant in its ache and teeming with beauty… so many of the last lines blew me away, and I found myself continually returning to savour their longing.’
Patrick’s poems feature in magazines, journals, and anthologies around the world including, among many others, Poetry Review, Poetry International, Harvard Review, Best New Poets, Poets.org, and Oxford Poetry, and have received numerous international prizes, including The National Poetry Competition, The London Magazine Poetry Competition, the McLellan Poetry Prize, the Plough Prize, the Callan Gordon/Scottish New Writers Award, and the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award from the Writer’s Trust of Canada.
Having taught at numerous institutions, including the Universities of St Andrews, Dundee, Edinburgh Napier, and Columbia, Patrick is now a Lecturer in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh, where he teaches literature and creative writing and is also the primary and co-investigator on several interdisciplinary research projects.
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