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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.

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Average rating: 3.9 · 1,055 ratings · 163 reviews · 41 distinct worksSimilar authors
On Poetry

3.98 avg rating — 353 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Drinks With Dead Poets: A S...

3.25 avg rating — 105 ratings6 editions
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Pluto

3.54 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Time's Fool: A Tale in Verse

3.85 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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The Sugar Mile

4.14 avg rating — 21 ratings4 editions
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The Nerve: Poems

3.48 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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The Girl Who Was Going To Die

2.46 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Hide Now

3.94 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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The Breakage: Poems

3.71 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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How The Hell Are You?

3.40 avg rating — 15 ratings2 editions
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More books by Glyn Maxwell…
“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

“Everything is someone. Colours, cutlery, capital letters. A's complacent, B indignant, C tricky, D worthy, I can't help this, never could. The hot tap thinks the cold two's common, the cold tap thinks the hot tap's precious. I back out of my small bathroom peacemaking - you're both right for pete's sake - my fingers are clannish brothers with a secret, my toes a mum and her babies, my slippers hush me: pipe down they're trying to sleep, and yet the void's a void? Perhaps that's all humans do, fill the space with folks to meet... my own heart let me have more pity on...”
Glyn Maxwell, Drinks with Dead Poets: The Autumn Term

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