J. H. Prynne
H. Prynne was born in 1936 and is a leading late modernist poet. He was a key contributor to The English Intelligencer - a series of circulated works between poets based in Cambridge. He is the author of several collections of poetry and of books of critical and academic prose, including works on Saussure, Wordsworth and Shakespeare. He has also written poetry in classical Chinese under the name Pu Ling-en.
His linguistically innovative poetry includes Poems (1982), a collection of all the work he wanted to keep in print, including Kitchen Poems (1968). Poems was expanded and updated in 1999 and again in 2005. He has since published two further collections, To Pollen (2006) and STREAK --- WILLING --- ENTOURAGE ARTESIAN (2009).
J. H. Prynne is a Life Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. In 2005 he retired from his teaching posts and as Director of Studies in English at the University, and retired as Librarian of Gonville and Caius College in 2006.