Jeffrey Wainwright is a poet whose Selected Poems (1985), The Red-headed Pupil (1994) and Out of the Air (1999) are published by Carcanet Press.
He has translated plays by Péguy, Claudel, Corneille and the text of his version of Bernard-Marie Koltès' In the Silence of Cotton-fields appears in Koltès: Plays 2 (Methuen 2004). His most recent book is Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill, Manchester University Press (2005). Recently Jeffrey Wainwright completed work on a new collection of his own poetry, Clarity or Death! to be published by Carcanet Press.
For eleven years he was northern theatre critic for The Independent, reviewing productions across the region from Birmingham to Lancaster. He has also contributed to BBC Radio arts programmes.
He is Professor in the Department of English at Manchester Metropolitan University and teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.