(Swigg's study defines the achievement of the major contem...)
Swigg's study defines the achievement of the major contemporary English poet, Charles Tomlinson, by placing it within an Anglo-American tradition of objectivity. The relationship of poetry to history is discussed in terms of Tomlinson's political-historical poems and their close link to the verse of T. S. Eliot, Octavio Paz, and Orson Welles's film Citizen Kane.
Bachelor, University Liverpool, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bristol, 1966.
Lecturer English department Keele University, England, 1966—1980, senior lecturer English department, 1980—2000. Director Keele recording project Keele University, 1985—2000.
Member of Association Literature Scholars & Critics.
Married Eileen Osborne, April 4, 1964. Children: Virginia Elaine, Alexander Richard John.