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Michael Hulse

Michael Hulse

From October 2007 to March 2008 Michael Hulse held a Warwick\RSC Fellowship in Creativity and Performance at the CAPITAL Centre. His Fellowship project was titled Shakespeare's Bones and details can be found by clicking here.

Michael Hulse has won numerous awards for his poetry, among them first prizes in the National Poetry Competition and the Bridport Poetry Competition (twice) as well as the Society of Authors’ Eric Gregory Award and Cholmondeley Award. Reading tours have taken him to the US and Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, and many parts of Europe. His poetry has been described by Simon Armitage as “compelling” and “moving”, by Peter Porter as “very accomplished indeed”, and by C. K. Stead as “clever, various and engaging”. In 2002 a book of new and selected poems appeared as Empires and Holy Lands, and a new collection is due soon.

Michael has edited literary magazines, co-edited The New Poetry for Bloodaxe, and for several years was general editor of a literature classics series. He has also published more than sixty translations from the German, including works by W. G. Sebald, 2004 Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek, Botho Strauss, Jakob Wassermann and Goethe, as well as books of art criticism. He has taught at universities in Germany and Switzerland and has lectured and conducted projects for the British Council and Goethe Institute in various parts of the world, but before coming to Warwick he chiefly worked freelance in television and publishing in Germany, where he lived for most of his professional life until 2002. His criticism has appeared widely, currently in The Irish Times and New Zealand Books as well as poetry magazines, and he is a permanent judge of the Günter Grass Foundation’s Albatross Prize, a literary award similar to Britain’s Man Booker International.