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Drew Milne

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Books by this author: In Darkest Capital
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  • Drew Milne was born in Edinburgh in 1964 and grew up in Scotland. He lives and works in Cambridge with his wife, Redell Olsen, and two children. In 1995 he was Writer in Residence at the Tate Gallery, London. His books of poetry include Sheet Mettle (1994), Bench Marks (1998), The Damage (2001), Mars Disarmed (2001), and Go Figure (2003), and, with John Kinsella, Reactor Red Shoes (2013). He edited Marxist Literary Theory (1996), with Terry Eagleton, and Modern Critical Thought (2003). Since 1997 he’s been the Judith E. Wilson Lecturer in Drama & Poetry at the University of Cambridge.
    Praise for Drew Milne 'Drew Milne is first and foremost a formalist par excellence. He is a syllable counter, a shape shifter, and above all he is a sonic machine. His native inclination as a formalist is at once modernist and Marxist. But one could also say, simply, that Milne is a late Romantic lyric-poet with a political imagination. His latest turn to lichen introduces into the work a sense of scale to the vulnerable and tenuous relationship we have to the natural world and gives a plaintive urgency to his song.'
    Peter Gizzi
    '€˜Lyrical social critique becomes a plausible art . . . Milne'€™s rhetoric displays a subtle, internalized argument that draws one to its cause.'
    Marjorie Welish on Go Figure
    '€˜Beckoning disjunctions and witty deformations shine their torch on tawdry contemporary realia, but lyrical moments and Scottish echoes fill the interstices with pleasing difference.'
    Edwin Morgan on Sheet Mettle


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