Denise Riley is a critically acclaimed writer of both philosophy and poetry. She is currently Professor of the History of Ideas and of Poetry at UEA. She has taught philosophy, art history, poetics, and creative writing. She is the author of collections including Marxism for Infants (1977), Dry Air (1985), Mop Mop Georgette 1993) and Say Something Back (2016), for which she won the Roehampton Poetry Prize. She lives in London.