Kirkup, James, 1918-2009

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Dates:
Birth 1918-04-23
Death 2009-05-10
Britons
English

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James Kirkup (1918 - ) was born in South Shields, County Durham and educated at Durham University. The travel writer, poet, novelist, playwright, translator, and broadcaster has authored over thirty works. Kirkup became the first Gregory Fellow in Poetry at Leeds University (1950-1952). He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature (1962).

From the description of James Kirkup poems (MS 20), ca. 1942-1956. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 255131964

From the description of James Kirkup notebook (MS 19), 1953. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 254551486

James Kirkup (1918 - ) was born in South Shields, Co. Durham and educated at Durham University. The travel writer, poet, novelist, playwright, translator, and broadcaster has authored over thirty works. Kirkup became the first Gregory Fellow in Poetry at Leeds University (1950-1952). He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature (1962).

From the guide to the James Kirkup Notebook (MS 19), 1953, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

From the guide to the James Kirkup Poems (MS 20), ca. 1942-1956, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

James Kirkup, prolific author and translator, produced hundreds of works of poetry, autobiography, drama, travel memoir, translation and obituary. Kirkup occasionally used pen names, including James Falconer, Jun Honda, Andrew James, Taeko Kawai, Felix Liston, Edward Raeburn, and Ivy B. Summerforest.Kirkup was born April 23, 1918 in South Shields, England, lived much of his life in Japan, and died May 10, 2009 in Andorra.

From the guide to the James Kirkup papers, 1890-2007, 1940-2007, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

James (Falconer) Kirkup, the travel writer, poet, novelist, playwright, translator, and broadcaster, was born in South Shields, Co. Durham, on 23 April 1918 and educated at South Shields High School and Durham University. He became the first Gregory Fellow in Poetry at Leeds University, 1950-1952, and subsequently filled numerous academic posts, mainly abroad and especially in Japan. He has won many awards for poetry and other branches of literature. For fuller details of his life and achievements see Who's Who .

From the guide to the Literary papers and correspondence of James Kirkup, with related material, 1955-2000, (Leeds University Library)

Kirkup is a British poet and author.

From the guide to the James Kirkup papers, 1943-ca. 1952., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Kirkup was a British poet and author.

From the description of Papers, 1943-ca. 1952. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122556394

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