Roger Garfitt

Scope and Content

Consists of letters and proofs relating to the published poetry works of Roger Garfitt.

Administrative / Biographical History

Roger Garfitt was born in 1944 and has been a freelance writer ever since winning the Gregory Award in 1974. He was married to the late Frances Horovitz, whose Collected Poems he edited in 1985. From 1985 to 1992 he spent much of his time in Colombia, where he reported for Granta and the London Review of Books. He is now remarried and living in Shropshire. His autobiography, The Horseman's Word (Cape), was published in April 2011. Carcanet have published three previous collections of his poetry, most recently Given Ground (Poetry Book Society Recommendation, 1989).