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Denise Riley

b. 1948

Denise Riley was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2019.

Denise Riley lives in London. She’s written War in the Nursery: Theories of the Child and Mother (1983), ‘Am I That Name?’ Feminism and the Category of ‘Women’ in History (1988), The Words of Selves: Identification, Solidarity, Irony (2000), The Force of Language (with Jean-Jacques Lecercle; 2004), Impersonal Passion: Language as Affect (2005) and Time Lived, Without Its Flow (2012; revised edition 2019).  Her poetry collections include Marxism for Infants (1977), Dry Air (1985), Mop Mop Georgette (1993), Penguin Modern Poets series 2, vol 10 (with Douglas Oliver and Iain Sinclair; 1996), Selected Poems (2000), Say Something Back (2016) and Penguin Modern Poets series 3, vol 6 (with Maggie Nelson and Claudia Rankine; 2017). A new Selected Poems is due later in 2019.

Image credit: Sophie Davidson