Chris McCully

Writing

Michael Schmidt One of the most important links I have is with Carcanet Press, whose Managing Director (and the editor of PN Review) is Michael Schmidt. The image (right; photo: Fergus Wilde) shows how Michael treats his authors.

Carcanet has published seven of my volumes of poems and translations, Time Signatures, 1993; Not Only I, 1996; The Country of Perhaps, 2003­, together with Old English Poems and Riddles (2008), Polder, (July, 2009),
the Selected Poems (2011) and Serengeti Songs (2016). In 2018, Carcanet's new imprint, Carcanet Classics, will publish Beowulf: A New Translation, which includes an extensive 'Afterword' on the text and the process of translation. I've also contributed essays and reviews to PN Review for many years (since 1984) as Chris McCully and C.B. McCully.

Until 2017 Chris was one of the Directors of the Modern Literary Archives Project (MLAP) in the John Rylands University Library, Manchester. The MLAP, whose chief archivist is Fran Baker, is a very significant repository of literary archives, including the archives of Norman Nicholson, dom sylvester houédard, Grevel Lindop, and many others (including the papers of one Chris McCully). The archives of PN Review and Critical Quarterly are part of the collections. In truth there are very few 20th and 21st century poets whose work isn't represented in some way in the MLAP, and the remit of the project also extends to important collections of material relating to film (the Robert Donat archive) and modern and contemporary art. The MLAP is partly searchable (given the extent of the material, cataloguing the papers, and turning them into electronically searchable links, will take a lifetime). Find out more here about all the literary archives of the John Rylands Library.

Poetry

Poetry

Chris's recent and current poetry

Academic and other prose

Academic and other prose

Details of a selection of Chris's prose work, including academic books and articles as well as travel and environmental writing.

Fishing

Fishing

Details of Chris's fishing publications

Chris's books - a chronological list

Chris's books - a chronological list

A chronological listing of all Chris's book titles

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