by George J. Dance

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Simon Barraclough. Courtesy Peony Moon.

Simon Barraclough (born 1966)[1] is an English poet.


Barraclough was born and raised in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. He studied literature in Nottingham and Brighton.[2]

In 1997 he moved to London,[2] where he works as a freelance writer in the creative and technical fields.[3]

His poems have been published widely in journals and anthologies and he is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. He has been commissioned to write several new pieces for The Film Programme.[2]


Barraclough won the poetry section of the London Writers' Prize in 2000. His debut volume, Los Alamos Mon Amour, was nominated for Best First Collection in the Forward Prizes of 2008.[2]



  • Los Alamos Mon Amour. London: Salt, 2008.
  • Bonjour Tetris. London: Penned in the Margins, 2010.
  • Neptune Blue. London: Salt, 2011.
  • Sunspots. London: Penned in the Margins, 2015.


  • Introductions to Contemporary Poetry (with Luke Kennard & Chris McCabe). Cambridge, UK: Salt, 2010.
  • The Debris Field: Salvaging the Titanic in word, sound and image (with Chris McCabe & Isobel Dixon). London: Sidekick Books, 2013.[2]


  • Psycho Poetica. London: Sidekick Books, 2012.
The Herbarium - Simon Barraclough

The Herbarium - Simon Barraclough

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[4]

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  1. Simon Barrclough, 1966- , VIAF, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Aug. 24, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Simon Barraclough, Salt Author Profile, Salt Publishing. Web, June 22, 2013.
  3. Simon Barraclough, British Council. Internet Archive, Web, Feb. 19, 2020.
  4. Search results = au:Simon Barraclough, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, June 23, 2013.

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