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James Martin Fenton (1949-), Writer

Sitter in 3 portraits
Fenton won the Newdigate Prize for best poem while still studying as an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford. While working as a journalist for the New Statesman, he published his first full poetry collection, Terminal Moraine(1972). With the prize money from his 1971 Eric Gregory Award, Fenton travelled to South East Asia as a freelance reporter. His experiences of Asia have played a key role in shaping his poetry, most clearly exemplified in the collection, The Memory of War: Poems 1968-1982 (1982). Fenton was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2007.

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James Martin Fenton

by Angela Gorgas
modern bromide print from original negative, 1979
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Christopher Hitchens; James Martin Fenton; Martin Amis

by Angela Gorgas
modern bromide print from original negative, 1980
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James Martin Fenton

by Dudley Reed
bromide print on card mount, 1994
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