Robert Saxton is the author of seven books of poetry: The Promise Clinic (Enitharmon 1994), Manganese (Carcanet / OxfordPoets 2003), Local Honey (Carcanet / OxfordPoets 2007), Hesiod's Calendar (Carcanet / OxfordPoets 2010), The China Shop Pictures (Shearsman 2012), Six-way Mirror (Angle Shades Press, May 2016) and Flying School (Shearsman 2019). He is also represented in Faber’s Poetry Introduction 7 and Carcanet’s Oxford Poets 2001 anthology. In 2001 he won the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association’s poetry prize for ‘The Nightingale Broadcasts’. He has won commendations in recent years in the National Poetry Competition, the Poetry London Competition and the Troubadour Poetry Competition.
He has written on poetry for the Poetry Society’s newsletter: see ‘Prose about Poetry’ in this website.
Robert Saxton was born in Nottingham 1952 and educated at the Henry Mellish Grammar School, Bulwell, Nottingham, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he read English. He lives in Highgate, north London, and until 2013 was the editorial director of an illustrated book publishing company. He is currently a freelance editor and writer.