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 and a photograph by Sally Mann, and a poem in homage to Sean Bonney. The book's title is a broken reflection of the essay title "Following the Poem."
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).Author City: USA