birdsong on mars
Jon Glover was born in Sheffield in 1943. He grew up in Surrey/South London and moved to study in Leeds in 1962. Apart from a crucial year in America in 1966–67, and many summers with his wife and children, and her family, in Upstate New York, he has lived in Leeds and Bolton, Lancashire, ever since. He has written four books published by Carcanet and two pamphlets of poems published by Northern House. He has edited with Kathryn Jenner The Complete Poems of Jon Silkin (Northern House Carcanet 2015). He is Advisory Editor of Stand magazine, and coordinates the Northern House books for Carcanet. He is Professor Emeritus in English and Creative Writing at the University of Bolton, Honorary Fellow of the English Association, and Honorary Fellow of the School of English, University of Leeds. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bolton.