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Todd Swift

Todd Swift was born in Canada. He moved to London in 2004, having lived previously in Budapest and Paris. He is Oxfam Poet In Residence (UK), 2004-ongoing. In that position he edited two best-selling poetry CDs for the charity, Life Lines and Life Lines 2. He is Poetry Editor for online magazine Nthposition and lectures in Creative Writing at Kingston University, and is a core tutor for The Poetry School. He is the editor of many anthologies, including 100 Poets Against The War (Salt, 2003) and four of his own poetry books have been published, most recently Winter Tennis (2007). His New and Selected Poems is forthcoming from Salmon, Ireland, in 2008. Poems of his have appeared in Jacket, Magma, Acumen, Poetry London, Poetry Review, Succour, and The Wolf, among many others. They have also appeared in two major anthologies of new Canadian poetry, Open Field, and The New Canon. His blog, EYEWEAR, has been quoted in The Guardian, and is widely read. He has reviewed for Poetry Review, Poetry London, Books in Canada and The Globe and Mail. Swift has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA.