Craig Raine (3 December 1944 - ) is an English poet and critic born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.
Educated at Exeter College, University of Oxford, he taught at Oxford and followed a literary career as books 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 College, Oxford since 1991.
His works include a number of poetry collections: "The Onion, Memory" (1978), "A Martian Sends a Postcard Home" (1979), "A Free Translation" (1981), "Rich" (1984) and "History: The Home Movie" (1994). His reviews and essays are collected in two anthologies: Haydn and the Valve Trumpet (1990) and "In Defence of T. S. Eliot" (2000).
Craig Raine is founder and editor of the literary magazine Areté