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Jo Shapcott

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Birthday March 241953
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Jo Shapcott is a famous Poet, born on March 24, 1953 in United Kingdom. As of December 2022, Jo Shapcott’s net worth is $5 Million. She received the prestigious Costa Book of the Year Award for a 2010 poetry collection entitled Of Mutability.

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Jo Shapcott Biography

British poet, professor, and two-time National Poetry Competition winner. Her best-known works include My Life Asleep, Electroplating the Baby, and Of Mutability. Jo Shapcott was born 24 March 1953 in London. She lived in Hemel Hempstead and attended Cavendish School in the town prior to studying as an undergraduate at Trinity College, Dublin. Later she studied at St Hilda’s College, Oxford and received a Harkness Fellowship to Harvard..

She was born in London, England, and she studied in her youth at the Cavendish School.

Jo Shapcott FRSL (born 24 March 1953, London) is an English poet, editor and lecturer who has won the National Poetry Competition, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Costa Book of the Year Award, a Forward Poetry Prize and the Cholmondeley Award.

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Shapcott has won the National Poetry Competition twice, in 1985 and 1991. Her Book: Poems 1988-1998 (2000; reprinted 2006) consists of poetry from her three earlier collections: Electroplating the Baby (1988), which won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for Best First Collection, Phrase Book (1992), and My Life Asleep (1998), which won the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Collection). Together with Matthew Sweeney, she edited Emergency Kit: Poems for Strange Times (1996), an international anthology of contemporary poetry in English. Her 2002 book Tender Taxes is a collection of English versions (or translations) of Rainer Maria Rilke’s French poems. Her 2002 collection of essays Elizabeth Bishop: Poet of the Periphery was co-edited with Linda Anderson. In 2006, Fiona Samson in The Guardian summarised her work: “Shapcott remains overwhelmingly a poet of presence, renegotiating the concrete world with as much brio as her own dancing cow. The consummate openness of this brilliantly intelligent selection extends the possibilities for poetry written in English. It reminds us that she remains a pioneer among contemporary British writers. We should be grateful for her.”

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Jo Shapcott is one of the richest Poet & listed on most popular Poet. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Jo Shapcott‘s net worth $5 Million.

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She studied at Trinity College, Dublin and at Harvard University. She published her debut poetry collection, Electroplating the Baby, in 1988.

Shapcott has won the National Poetry Competition twice, in 1985 and 1991. Her Book: Poems 1988-1998 (2000; reprinted 2006) consists of poetry from her three earlier collections: Electroplating the Baby (1988), which won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for Best First Collection, Phrase Book (1992), and My Life Asleep (1998), which won the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Collection). Together with Matthew Sweeney, she edited Emergency Kit: Poems for Strange Times (1996), an international anthology of contemporary poetry in English. Her 2002 book Tender Taxes is a collection of English versions (or translations) of Rainer Maria Rilke’s French poems. Her 2002 collection of essays Elizabeth Bishop: Poet of the Periphery was co-edited with Linda Anderson. In 2006, Fiona Samson in The Guardian summarised her work: “Shapcott remains overwhelmingly a poet of presence, renegotiating the concrete world with as much brio as her own dancing cow. The consummate openness of this brilliantly intelligent selection extends the possibilities for poetry written in English. It reminds us that she remains a pioneer among contemporary British writers. We should be grateful for her.”

She has written lyrics or had her poems set to music by composers such as Nigel Osborne, Errollyn Wallen and John Woolrich. The American composer Stephen Montague created the work The Creatures Indoors, from her poetry. It was premiered by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre in London in 1997.

The Transformers is an unpublished collection of public lectures given by Shapcott in 2001 as part of her Professorship at Newcastle.

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In 2010, Shapcott published Of Mutability with Faber and Faber, her first collection for 12 years. The 45 poems explore the nature of change, in the body, within the natural world and inside relationships. The book of poems was awarded the Costa Book of the Year for 2010, beating contenders in Fiction, Non-Fiction and other categories. The judges commented that the book was accessible, “very special and unusual and uplifting… The subject matter was so relevant that if any poetry book could capture the spirit of life in 2011, this would be it”. Sinclair Mackay in the Daily Telegraph wrote: “Of Mutability, is so especially rich and resonant that it deserves the widest possible readership, even among those who never usually think of reading poems…And there is a dazzling variety of tone and colour and subject throughout – Shapcott’s language dances lightly, and often with wit.”

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Ranked on the list of most popular Poet. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United Kingdom. Jo Shapcott celebrates birthday on March 24 of every year.

Shapccott teaches on the MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. She was a Visiting Professor at the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University, was a Visiting Professor at the London Institute and was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Oxford Brookes University from 2003-2005. She is a longstanding tutor for the Arvon Foundation. and a former president of the Poetry Society.

She was a judge for the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize, as well as the 2013 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

In 2016, Shapcott was welcomed as a trustee to The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry.

You may read full biography about Jo Shapcott from Wikipedia.
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