Jack Underwood is an author, poet, and senior lecturer in creative writing at University College Cork in Ireland. His focus lies on poetry as an artform and its relationship to an ever-evolving world.
He recently had two short films, Half Awake and Robert, selected for UCF B.F.A Film program’s showcase. Additionally, he wrote Happiness book of poems.
Early Life and Education
In his later years, he participated in numerous church services and pageants aimed at engaging youth into Christianity. Additionally, he served on the boards of directors for multiple local institutions as well as being actively involved with Syracuse Rotary Club and writing a book about local history.
Born in Norwich in 1984, he studied at Norwich School of Art and Design before going on to complete a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. His poems have been published in solo pamphlets Solo for Mascha Voice/Tenuous Rooms as well as Faber & Faber’s debut collection Happiness published in 2015. Additionally he co-edits Stop Sharpening Your Knives anthologies while reviewing for Poetry London as well as winning an Eric Gregory award and being honored as Faber New Poet award recipient!
Underwood is an acclaimed sports journalist who has covered college football and other sports for many years at “Sports Illustrated.” Additionally, he has written several books including one about legendary Alabama coach Bear Bryant’s life.
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William is actively engaged with London poetry culture as an English and Creative Writing lecturer at Goldsmiths, tutor at The Poetry School, and co-editor (alongside Sam Riviere) of Stop/Sharpening/Your/Knives anthology series. Test Centre published Solo for Mascha Voice/Tenuous Rooms double pamphlet in 2018 while Faber & Faber published Happiness as his debut collection in 2015.
Achievement and Honors
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Jack Underwood, who lives and writes in London, was published through Faber New Poets Pamphlets scheme in 2009. His first collection Happiness won him the Somerset Maugham Award. Additionally he serves as senior lecturer at Goldsmiths College as well as being author of Not Even This a non-fiction book exploring parenthood, uncertainty, and poetic language.
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Jack Underwood hails from Norwich and holds a PhD in English literature and Creative Writing from Goldsmiths College. In 2009 he became one of the inaugural four poets published under Faber’s New Poets pamphlets scheme and also co-founded with Sam Riviere the anthology series Stop Sharpening Your Knives; alongside regularly reviewing for Poetry London and Poetry Review. Faber published his debut collection Happiness in 2015.
Underwood’s poetic lyricism treads close to whimsy and irony, yet his poems display an optimistic outlook about participation possible through poetry – believing in empathetic social discourse he hopes to broaden poetic logic to include math, science, religion or ceremonial practices as part of its poetry logic.
Carrie Underwood may be known for her music, but that alone doesn’t provide her with enough income. Since winning American Idol in 2005, the Oklahoma native has established herself in other areas of entertainment such as endorsement deals and starting businesses on her own.
Her 2016 Storyteller Tour earned $58.1 million over its 92-date run, visiting major cities across North America and Europe. Additionally, she became a New York Times best-selling author with her 2020 book Find Your Path, debuting at number one on its bestseller list and still selling well over two years later.
She and her husband own a luxurious mansion in Franklin, Tennessee which cost them more than $1 million to construct. While they own some luxury cars themselves, most of their wealth goes toward charitable causes rather than personal purchases.