George Buchanan

Poet and critic Robert Crawford was born in Lanarkshire in 1959 and educated at Glasgow and Oxford. He has won a number of prizes both for his poetry and critical works. Four of his poetry collections have been Poetry Book Society Recommendations and he was one of twenty poets selected for the Poetry Society's 'New Generation Poets' in 1994. He is currently professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St Andrews University and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.