Say Something Back

by Denise Riley

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Say Something Back Synopsis

Say Something Back will allow readers to see just why the name of Denise Riley has been held in such high regard by her fellow poets for so long. The book reproduces A Part Song, a profoundly moving document of grieving and loss, and one of the most widely admired long poems of recent years. Elsewhere these poems become a space for contemplation of the natural world and of physical law, and for the deep consideration of what it is to invoke those who are absent. But finally, they extend our sense of what the act of human speech can mean - and especially what is drawn forth from us when we address our dead.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781447270379
Publication date: 19th May 2016
Author: Denise Riley
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Primary Genre Poetry

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Denise Riley Press Reviews

'It sometimes seems that contemporary poetry divides into two sorts - those poems that did not need to be written and those written out of necessity. Denise Riley belongs to the second category - her writing is perfectly weighted, justifies its existence. It is impossible not to want to say something back to each of her poems in recognition of their outstanding quality. Her voice is strong and beautiful - an imperative in itself ... remarkable' Guardian

'The best thing I've read in ages' -- Max Porter, author of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

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ISBN: 9781447270379
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About Denise Riley

Denise Riley is a critically acclaimed writer of both philosophy and poetry. She is currently Professor of the History of Ideas and of Poetry at UEA. Her visiting positions have included A.D. White Professor at Cornell University in the US, Writer in Residence at the Tate Gallery in London, and Visiting Fellow at Birkbeck College in the University of London. She has taught philosophy, art history, poetics, and creative writing. Denise Riley lives in London.

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