Jamie McKendrick, born in Liverpool in 1955, has published five books of poems and a book of selected poems, Sky Nails. His most recent book is Crocodiles & Obelisks (Faber, 2007). He has also translated Giorgio Bassani’s novel, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Penguin Modern Classics, 2007) and is the editor of The Faber Book of 20th-Century Italian Poems. His translation of the poems of Valerio Magrelli was published in 2010.
– photo by Amarjit Chandan of Jamie McKendrick reading for MPT at Amnesty International in 2009.