- Lecturer English department Keele University, England, 1966—1980, senior lecturer English department, 1980—2000. Director Keele recording project Keele University, 1985—2000.
- Charles Tomlinson and the Objective Tradition
- Swigg's study defines the achievement of the major contemporary English poet, Charles Tomlinson, by placing it within an Anglo-American tradition of objectivity.
- Author: Lawrence, Hardy and American Literature, 1972, Charles Tomlinson and the Objective Tradition, 1994, Look with the Ears: Charles Tomlinson's Poetry of Sound, Charles Tomlinson: The Complete Poems (1985-2000), William Carlos Williams: The Collected Recordings, 1992, The Recordings of Basil Bunting, 1995.
Born September 5, 1938