An Interview with Denise Riley

  • Juha VirtanenEmail author
Part of the Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics book series (MPCC)


This chapter presents the full transcript of Virtanen’s interview with Denise Riley, which is a key resource for the analyses that take place in Chap.  3. Virtanen and Riley discuss a range of topics, including Riley’s recollections of the second Cambridge Poetry Festival; her experience of poetry readings in general; the performance of authorship; feminist poetry in the 1970s; casual cultural misogyny within the British Poetry Revival; and the dramaturgical theories of Heinrich von Kleist.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of English, Rutherford CollegeUniversity of KentCanterburyUK

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