John Wilkinson is an English poet who chairs the Committee on Creative Writing at the University of Chicago and also teaches in the Department of English. He entered academic life in 2005 after a career on mental health services in the UK, latterly in the East End of London. His most recent books are Ghost Nets (Omnidawn, 2016), Reckitt's Blue (Seagull Books, 2013), and Schedule of Unrest (Salt Publishing, 2014).