About the Author

Michael Kenyon


Michael Kenyon's poetry and fiction have always been alert to the underside, the angularity of the outcast, those forced by temperament or predilection or circumstance to the fringes of middle class life. The world of Kenyan's poems is dark: he names and owns our clearcuts, our overpopulation, our fossil-fuelled rush to oblivion, the violence embedded in sexuality. His books are expanded elegy, clear-eyed, unflinching amid the wreckage of its loves.