Denise Riley shortlisted for Forward Prize

UEA Professor of Poetry and History of Ideas, Denise Riley, has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem for ‘After La Rochefoucauld’. Denise (pictured) won the award in 2012 for ‘A Part Song’. She was formerly Writer in Residence at the Tate Gallery London and has held fellowships at Brown University and Birkbeck, University of London. For several years she convened and taught on the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at UEA. Among her poetry collections are ‘Mop Mop Georgette’ (1993) and a ‘Selected Poems’, published by Reality Street in 2000. A renowned feminist theorist and philosopher, her critical works include ‘The Words of Selves: Identification, Solidarity, Irony’ (2000) and ‘Impersonal Passion: Language as Affect’ (2005). The winner of the Forward prize, which is worth £1,000, will be announced on 30th September.

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