James Fenton was born in Lincoln, England, in 1949. His volumes of poetry include Terminal Moraine, The Memory of War, Children in Exile, and Out of Danger. He was Oxford Professor of Poetry from 1994 to 1999.
Listen to James Fenton read his poem "The Milkfish Gatherers," recorded at Farrar, Straus and Giroux's 50th anniversary party in 1996. The "Milkfish Gatherers" is featured in Fenton's book Selected Poems.