'Wide-ranging, sometimes anguished, her poems are fascinating and often beautiful, and certainly more than usually thought-provoking.' That was The Guardian, picking Denise Riley’s Selected Poems as one of its recommendations for 2000.
Selected Poems includes the bulk of Denise Riley's previous Reality Street collection Mop Mop Georgette (see below), together with selections from her previous Street Editions and Virago books and new, previously uncollected poems.
Denise Riley was born in 1948 in Carlisle and lives in London. She works at the University of East Anglia. Her prose books are War in the Nursery (1983), 'Am I That Name?’'(1988) and The Words of Selves: Identification, Solidarity, Irony (2000), and she edited Poets on Writing (1992).
Funding from the London Arts Board gratefully acknowledged.
2000 1-874400-20-2, price £7.50, 112pp
The full text of the original small press classic, partly included in Selected Poems, now back in print.
1993 1-874400-04-0, price £6.50, 72pp