Craig Anthony Raine


Poet and critic. Raine’s poetry is often autobiographical and collections include The Onion, Memory (1978), History: The Home Movie (1994) and, most recently, How Snow Falls (2010). He was awarded a Cholmondeley Award in 1983 and was named Sunday Times Writer of the Year in 1998.


Daily things. Objects
in the museum of ordinary art.

From ‘An Enquiry into Two Inches of Ivory’ in The Onion, Memory (Oxford: OUP, 1978)


But time is tied to the wrist
or kept in a box, ticking with impatience.

From ‘A Martian Sends a Postcard Home’ in A Martian Sends A Postcard Home (Oxford: OUP, 1979)


Craig Anthony Raine
by George Newson
bromide fibre print, May 1993
NPG x75729
© George Newson / Lebrecht Music & Arts