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Peter Riley

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Peter Riley (born 1940) is a contemporary English poet, essayist, and editor. Riley is known as a Cambridge poet, part of the group loosely associated with J. H. Prynne which today is acknowledged as an important center of innovative poetry in the United Kingdom. Riley was an editor and major contributor to The English Intelligencer. He is the author of ten books of poetry, and many small-press booklets. He is also the current poetry editor of the Fortnightly Review and a recipient of the Cholmondeley Award in 2012 for "achievement and distinction in poetry". Early life He was born in Stockport, near Manchester, and raised in an environment of working people, Riley "entered higher education through Britain's post-war socialistic educational policies". He read English at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and has since lived and worked in the UK and abroad in teaching at several levels and other occupations. A Cambridge resident since 1985, he ran a mail-order poetry book business f
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