Michael Symmons ROBERTS

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1963-10-13
Education St Bartholomew's HS Newbury, Univ of Oxford
Books & Publications >ir< Soft Keys (1993), Raising Sparks (1999), Burning Babylon (2001, shortlisted T S Eliot Prize), Corpus (2004, Whitbread Poetry Award; shortlisted: Griffin Int Poetry Prize, Forward Prize, T S Eliot Prize), The Half Healed (2008); poems published in numerous jls and newspapers incl: The Observer, The Guardian, TLS, London Review of Books, The Independent, London Magazine; >ir< Patrick's Alphabet (2006), Breath (2008); >ir< Edgelands (jtly, 2011)
Recreations playing football with my sons
Clubs N/A
Style Michael Symmons Roberts, Esq
Career poet and dramatist; prodr and dir of numerous documentaries for radio and TV; prof of poetry Machester Met Univ; Gregory Award for Br poets under 30 Soc of Authors 1988, Whitbread Poetry Award (for Corpus) 2004; shortlisted: T S Eliot Prize 2004, Forward Prize for Best Poerty Collection 2004, Griffin Int Poetry Prize 2005; >ir< The Real Thing (BBC Radio 3, Sony Award), A Damn Good Lie (BBC Radio 1, Sandford St Martin Award), Anno Domini (BBC Radio 2) 1999, A Fearful Symmetry (BBC Radio 4 and World Serv) 2000 (Sandford St Martin Premier Award), Behold the Man (BBC Radio 2) 2000, Brimstone (BBC Radio 4) 2000, The Wounds (BBC Radio 4) 2001, The Hurricane (BBC Radio 4) 2002, A Higher Place (BBC Radio 4) 2002, Last Words (BBC Radio 4) 2002, Soldiers in the Sun (BBC Radio 3) 2007 (winner Clarion Award, shortlisted Mental Health Award), Elegy (BBC Radio 3) 2008, Breath (BBC Radio 4) 2008, Worktown (BBC Radio 4) 2008; >ir< in collaboration with James MacMillan: Raising Sparks (song cycle, Royal Festival Hall and BBC Radio 3) 1997, Quickening (choral oratorio, Royal Albert Hall and BBC Radio 3) 1999, Parthenogenesis (chamber opera, Edinburgh Festival and BBC Radio 3) 2000, The Birds of Rhiannon (choral, Royal Albert Hall) 2001, The Sacrifice (opera) 2003 (RPS Award 2008), Zaide (re-translation and completion unfinished libretto for Mozart opera) 2003, Clemency (co-commissioned by ROH, Scottish Opera and Boston Symphony Opera) 2011; The Sleeper (opera with music by Stephen Deazley, commissioned by Welsh Nat Opera) 2011
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