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Craig Raine's first collection, "The Onion, Memory" (1977), could be said to have changed the landscape of contemporary British poetry. This, together with his second, "A Martian Sends a Postcard Home" (1978) established Raine as the founder of the 'Martian' school where the poet forces us to see the most commonplace objects as miraculous.

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When I first encountered Craig Raine's poetry it was like a homecoming, one of the most exciting moments in my literary youth. Here was someone who seemed to write about the same world that I saw through my eyes - the most commonplace things having a breathless mystery about them. I have since discovered that his approach spawned an entire school of "Martian Poetry" that takes his "A Martian Sends a Postcard Home" as its point of departure into a tour of the most familiar things seen through ali ...more
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Craig Anthony Raine, FRSL is an English poet born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Along with Christopher Reid, he is the best-known exponent of Martian poetry.
He taught at Oxford and followed a literary career as book editor for New Review, editor of Quarto, and poetry editor at the New Statesman. He became poetry editor at publishers Faber and Faber in 1981, and has been a fellow of New Colleg
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