Wilkinson's searing classic, Proud Flesh, is a blistering journal of love's intensities and convulsions. Panning across its characters like a camera, this is lyric poetry as film noire, filled with jealousy, violence and sexual obsession. Incandescent images and language play across the bodies of the lovers, each caught, frame by frame, in an intense act of surveillance.
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Author Biography - John Wilkinson
John Wilkinson is an English poet living in Chicago and teaching at the University of Chicago following a career in mental health services in the UK. He has published six collections of poetry with Salt and a collection of critical essays, mainly on recent British poetry. His most recent book of poetry is Reckitt's Blue from Seagull Books. Drew Milne was born in Edinburgh, Scotland 1964. His books include Sheet Mettle (1994), How Peace Came (1994), Songbook (1996), Bench Marks (1998), As It Were (1998), familiars (1999), Pianola (2000) and The Gates of Gaza (2000). He has been a lecturer at the universities of Edinburgh and Sussex, and is the Judith E. Wilson Lecturer in Drama and Poetry, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. He edits Parataxis Editions, and the journal Parataxis: modernism and modern writing.