John Muckle

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John Muckle is a fiction writer, poet and critic. He is the author of four books of fiction, including The Cresta Run (Galloping Dog Press, 1987), Cyclomotors, an acclaimed short illustrated novel set in the early 1950s (available through Shearsman Books), and the novels London Brakes (Shearsman, 2010) and My Pale Tulip (Shearsman, 2012). His first full-length poetry collection, Firewriting and Other Poems appeared from Shearsman in 2005, a late follow-up to It Is Now As It Was Then (with Ian Davidson, Mica Press/Actual Size, 1983). Another notable collaboration was Bikers (with Bill Griffiths, Amra Imprint, 1990). In the eighties he created the Paladin Poetry imprint and was general editor of its flagship anthology, The New British Poetry (eds. D'Aguiar, Allnutt, Edwards, Mottram, Paladin, 1988). He has been for ten years a regular contributor to PN Review as reviewer and essayist. He lives in London, and works as a teacher.

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