Tim Liardet








Tim Liardet has produced ten collections of poetry to date and is Professor of Poetry at Bath Spa University. His third collection Competing with the Piano Tuner was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and long-listed for the Whitbread Poetry Prize and his fourth—To the God of Rain—a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Spring 2003. The Blood Choir, his fifth collection, won an Arts Council England Writer’s Award as a collection-in-progress, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Summer 2006 and short-listed for the T.S. Eliot Prize. His pamphlet—Priest Skear—appeared in 2010 and was the Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice for winter of that year. The Storm House, his seventh collection, was published by Carcanet in June 2011 and Madame Sasoo Goes Bathing, a pamphlet, followed in 2013. Arcimboldo’s Bulldog: New and Selected Poems is due from Carcanet and his tenth collection—The World Before Snow—appeared from the same publisher in March 2015 and is shortlisted for the 2015 T.S. Eliot Prize.




The poems are as intimately limned as a Dürer drawing...conceived out of an original mind and written with a responsible virtuosity.

Peter Porter



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