Hill, Geoffrey

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Birth 1932-06-18
Britons
English

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Geoffrey Hill was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire in 1932. After teaching for many years at the universities of Leeds and Cambridge, he moved to the United States in 1988, and now holds the post of Professor of Literature and Religion at Boston University. His volumes of poetry have received critical acclaim and he has been awarded numerous honours and prizes, including the Hawthornden Prize in 1969 and the Whitbread Award in 1971. In 1996 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

From the guide to the Extracts from, Bromsgrove County High School magazine, relating to the poet Geoffrey Hill, 1947-1948, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

Geoffrey Hill, the poet, was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire in 1932. After teaching for many years at the universities of Leeds and Cambridge, he moved to the United States in 1988 to fulfil the duties of Professor of Literature and Religion at Boston University. His volumes of poetry have received critical acclaim and he has been awarded numerous honours and prizes, including the Hawthornden Prize in 1969 and the Whitbread Award in 1971. In 1996 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

From the guide to the Literary papers and correspondence of Geoffrey Hill, with some related material, 1952-1988, (Leeds University Library)

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  • English poetry--20th century
  • Letters 20th century
  • Letters--20th century
  • Poets, English--20th century
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