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Miles Burrows

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  • Miles Burrows studied at Charterhouse and Wadham College Oxford. He read Russian in National Service, then Classics and Medicine. He worked as travel and fiction reviewer at the New Statesman and his poems appeared on radio and television. His first collection, A Vulture’s Egg, was published by Cape and reviewed by John Carey. His work has been anthologised in British Poetry since 1945 (Penguin: ed. Lucie-Smith) and in Best Poems of the Year 2012 (Forward). He is a regular contributor to TLS, Poetry Review, and PN Review. He has worked as a doctor in New Guinea, Thailand, and Haverhill. He lives in Cambridge.
    Praise for Miles Burrows 'Precisely timed narratives, the warmest entertaining poems opening sudden trapdoors to Chekhovian shocks of horror.'

    Martina Evans, Irish Times Best Books of the Year 2021

    'A much travelled poet-doctor, he brings finesse, imagination and a fierce sense of humour to his work, synchronising the arts of comedy, storytelling and verse-making to remind us that there's a craft fundamental to all three - the craft of timing.'
    Carol Rumens in The Poetry Review

     'This is a lovely, dancing, waywardly humorous collection, easily the funniest book of poems about the raging nonsense of love that I have read in living memory'
    Michael Glover, The Tablet

      'What I like are the poems which break out of being poems and approach the reader directly. That's something I always like on the stage, when the cast addresses the audience'
    Alan Bennett

    'Your writing amused me greatly.'
    Anthony Powell

    'I'm proud to declare myself your fan. More a Mercedes than a minipoet.'
    Julian Mitchell

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