Michael Schmidt, born in Mexico City, is a poet, a novelist, a translator, and an academic. He has written more than 15 books, including five collections of poetry, the latest of which, New and Collected Poems
, was published in 2009. His work showcases his extensive breadth of knowledge, often drawing from a multitude of disparate sources ranging from Homer to Boris Pasternak
. John Fuller
describes Schmidt’s writing as having “natural enthusiasm … melancholy precision and imagination.” Helen Dunmore echoes Fuller’s characterization of the sentiment in Schmidt’s work with her assertion that he is “always a stringent poet, never shy of painful truth.”
Schmidt is the founder, editor, and managing director of Carcanet Press Limited and general editor of PN Review
. He is currently professor of poetry and convener of the creative writing program at the University of Glasgow (UK).
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