John Freeman

John Freeman is a poet and critic who grew up in South London and lived in Yorkshire before settling in Wales. For many years he taught English Literature and Creative Writing at Cardiff University. His collection What Possessed Me (Worple Press), won the poetry section of the Wales Book of the Year Awards in 2017 and the Roland Mathias Award. Other recent books include Strata Smith and the Anthropocene (Knives Forks and Spoons Press), A Suite for Summer (Worple), and White Wings: New and Selected Prose Poems (Contraband Books). His poems have been widely published in magazines and anthologies, and have won numerous prizes including the Bridport prize in 2018.


‘Passport Renewal’ in Agenda: Anglo-French Issue (53 1-3, 2019/2020)


‘Double Take’ and three other poems in The Lonely Crowd 11, 2019

See and

‘A Posy of Daisies in Sunday Meadow’ and ‘A Sky Reflected’ in Agenda: Ekphrastic Issue (52 3-4, 2019)

‘Paul Nash at Tate Britain’ in Agenda, 1918 Issue (52 1-2, 2018)

What Possessed Me, Worple Press, 2016


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