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Author: John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson is a British poet who has had two distinct careers, in mental health services in the UK as a nurse, social worker, and policymaker, and subsequently as a university teacher in the US where is he now a Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Chicago. In historical, critical and reference works, John Wilkinson's writing has come to be treated as a major force in recent British poetry. He is the author of WOOD CIRCLE (The Last Books, 2021) and THE FOLLOWING (The Last Books, 2020).

The Following
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The Following

The Last Books

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Essays. THE FOLLOWING selects from John Wilkinson's essays of the last three decades, with a preference for what has come to be known as creative criticism, and adds a new essay on reflected boughs in poems by Shelley an...

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Wood Circle
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Wood Circle

The Last Books

Poetry. "The pastoral has always been a civic genre: shepherds' songs written by city workers dreaming of release, of timely coincidence between feeling and nature. In WOOD CIRCLE, one of Wilkinson's most powerful poetic books, the green thought in ...

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