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About the Author


Welcome to the website of the English poet and critic, Ben Wilkinson.

Ben was born in Staffordshire and now lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. He received his first degree from the University of Sheffield, and holds an MA and PhD from Sheffield Hallam University. He has won numerous awards for his poetry, including the Poetry Business Competition and a 2014 Northern Writers' Award

His latest short collection of poems is For Real. His debut full collection of poems, Way More Than Luck, is due to appear from Seren in 2018.

He is a keen distance runner, lifelong Liverpool Football Club fan, and among other things he works as poetry critic for The Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement. You can find many of his reviews on this site.

To contact Ben about readings, workshops, or for any other enquiries, you can drop him a line at benwilko(at sign)gmail.com. Unfortunately, I am not able to consider unsolicited requests from authors for book reviews.


You can follow Ben on Twitter - @BenWilko85 - and on Facebook.

You can find Ben's 'Power of 10' British Athletics profile here.