Roy Fisher (11 June 1930 – 21 March 2017) was a British poet and jazz pianist. His poetry shows the relationship to both European and American modernist influences, while remaining grounded in the experience of living in the English Midlands.
Fisher has experimented with a wide range of styles throughout his career, largely working outside of the mainstream of post-war British poetry. He has been admired by poets and critics as diverse as Donald Davie, Eric Mottram, Marjorie Perloff, and Sean O’Brien.
In 2003, Fisher was made lifetime Honorary Poet of the City of Birmingham. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2005.
Other websites Edit
- Roy Fisher at West Midlands Literary Heritage Archived 2003-12-19 at the Wayback Machine
- Roy Fisher in conversation with John Tranter. Jacket 1, December 2001.
- An essay on Fisher by Marjorie PerloffI Archived 2016-09-20 at the Wayback Machine
- Some Aspects of the Poetry of Roy Fisher by J. D. Needham ,1975
- review of the "Long and the Short of It" by August Kleinzahler
- William Wotton, "The Measure of the Muse" (review of the Long and the Short of It). The Guardian, 29 October 2005.