Pugh, Sheenagh

Pugh, Sheenagh
(1950- )
   Born in Birmingham, she graduated B.A. with honors from Bristol University, where she read ancient Greek, German and Russian. She moved to Wales in 1971 and now lives in Cardiff with her husband, two children and two cats. She is senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Glamorgan. Her interests are language, history, and northern landscapes from Shetland to the Arctic. She has published nine collections of poetry along with translations and two novels. She won the Welsh Arts Council's Poem for Today competition in 1987 and the Cardiff International Poetry Prize in 1988 and 1994. Her work has been translated into several different languages and some have been set to music. Some of her publications: Crowded by Shadows, 1977. What a Place to Grow Flowers, 1980. Earth Studies and Other Voyages, 1983. Beware Falling Tortoises, 1987. Selected Poems, 1990. Sing for the Taxman, 1993. Id's Hospit, 1997. Stonelight, 1999. Some of her poems: "Allegiance," "King Billy on the Walls," "King Sigurd and King Eystein," "The Craft I Left in was Called Esau," "The Frozen Field," "The Guest," "The Woodcarver of Stendal."
   Sources: Anglo-Welsh Poetry, 1480-1980. Raymond Garlick and Roland Mathias, eds. Poetry Wales Press, 1984. Anglo-Welsh Poetry, 1480-1990. Raymond Garlick and Roland Mathias, eds. Poetry Wales Press, 1993. Biography of Sheenagh Pugh (http://www.swan.ac.uk/english/Subpages/Pugh.htm). Spaceways: An Anthology of Space Poems. John Foster, ed. Oxford University Press, 1986. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Twentieth Century AngloWelsh Poetry. Dannie Abse, ed. Seren Books / Dufour Editions, 1997. University of Glamorgan, Staff Pages (http://www.glam.ac.uk/hassschool/staff/personal_pages). Wales on the Web: Poetry (http://www.walesontheweb.org/cayw/index/en/821/all).

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