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John Whale

Director of the Poetry Centre
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures
School of English

John Whale is a poet and an academic. He has published two collections of poems with Carcanet/Northern House, Waterloo Teeth (2010) and Frieze (2013).  The former was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Forward Prize for best first collection. His work was first featured in Anvil New Poets 2 (1995), edited by Carol Ann Duffy. Since 2001 he has been on the editorial board of Stand magazine; and since 2019 has been its Managing Editor.