John Stammers

John Stammers

John Stammers read philosophy at King’s College London and is an Associate of King’s College. His first collection, Panoramic Lounge-Bar, was awarded the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2001 and shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award 2001. His second collection, Stolen Love Behaviour, was a Poetry Book Society Choice. He was Judith E. Wilson Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He is a creative writing tutor and freelance writer. His collection, Interior Night, is published by Picador, and he is the editor of The Picador Book of Love Poems. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and their two sons.


John Stammers takes third place

John Stammers takes third place

John Stammers came third in the National Poetry Competition 2009 with his poem 'Mr Punch in Soho', which features in his collection Interior Night.