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‘The best book about poetry I’ve ever read…a tremendously good book…a masterclass in close reading and close writing…certainly the only [book about poetry] that's made me laugh out loud. Maxwell's students are lucky to have him, and so are the rest of us.’
-Adam Newey, THE GUARDIAN

full review here.

‘The most compelling, original, charismatic and poetic guide to poetry that I can remember. A handbook written from the heart by one of the true modern masters of the craft.’
- Simon Armitage

AVAILABLE AT OBERON BOOKS
OR AS AN E-BOOK


MASTERS ARE YOU MAD?
The Search for Malvolio

Maxwell’s sequel to TWELFTH NIGHT, playing in repertory with Shakespeare’s great comedy, in the idyllic outdoor season at Grosvenor Park, Chester, ‘the Northern alternative to Shakespeare’s Globe’, The Guardian
SHOWING NOW till August 19
DIRECTED BY Robin Norton-Hale (Winner, Olivier Award 2011, for La Boheme)

Details here

Schedule here

‘I’ll be revenged on the whole pack of you!’ vowed Malvolio at the end of Twelfth Night, but twelve years have passed in Illyria and nothing has been heard of him. Illyria is a ghost town now; all its young people have left for ‘Upriver’, for the legendary land of Moai, a realm of love requited, fortunes made and dreams come true, presided over a mysterious figure who may or may not be Malvolio. Whoever he is, the Duke wants him ‘terminated’ and sends a motley crew of fools and assassins upriver to get the job done. But, as the Ferryman warns them:

Nothing makes no sense where we’re going,
no geography, no history, no language…

Twelve years after ‘Twelfth Night’…
the palace of Duke Orsino…


ONE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND COUNTING: Selected Poems

Published by Picador in the UK

And by Farrar Straus in the USA

It Too Remains


Coming soon…

THE FIREWORK MAKER’S DAUGHTER

a new opera based on Philip Pullman’s classic story
composed by David Bruce
with libretto by Glyn Maxwell

produced by The Opera Group
directed by John Fulljames (The Lion’s Face, Seven Angels)

Touring the UK March-May 2013

Royal Opera House, London, 4th-13th April
New Victory Theater, New York, 29th April-12th May

Details here.


IN OTHER NEWS

Biography


Born
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK, 7/11/1962

College
B.A. Hons (English), Oxford University, 1982-85
M.A. (Poetry & Theatre), Boston University, 1987-88

Home
London 1994-97; Amherst, Massachusetts 1997-2002; New York City 2002-06; London 2006-present