Glyn Maxwell





Glyn Maxwell


Born
in Welwyn Garden City, The United Kingdom
November 07, 1962

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Glyn Maxwell is a poet and playwright. He has also written novels, opera libretti, screenplay and criticism.

His nine volumes of poetry include The Breakage, Hide Now, and Pluto, all of which were shortlisted for either the Forward or T. S. Eliot Prizes, and The Nerve, which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He was one of the original ‘New Generation Poets’ in 1993, along with Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy and Don Paterson. His poetry has been published in the USA since 2000. His Selected Poems, One Thousand Nights and Counting, was published on both sides of the Atlantic in 2011. He has a long association with Derek Walcott, who taught him in Boston in the late 1980s, and whose Selected Poems he edited in 2014.

On Poetry, a guidebook
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Average rating: 4.0 · 660 ratings · 108 reviews · 40 distinct worksSimilar authors
On Poetry

4.08 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Pluto

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Time's Fool: A Tale in Verse

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On Poetry

4.29 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2012
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The Boys at Twilight: Poems...

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Drinks with Dead Poets: The...

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The Nerve: Poems

3.59 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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Hide Now

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The Breakage: Poems

3.75 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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The Sugar Mile

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“Sundays, like a stanza break
Or shower's end of all applause,
For some old unexplaining sake
The optimistic tread these shores,
As lonely as the dead awake
Or God among the dinosaurs.”
Glyn Maxwell, The Boys at Twilight: Poems, 1990-1995

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