Denise Riley is a philosopher and poet. She is the author of the poetry collections Marxism for Infants
, Dry Air
, Stair Spirit
, and others. Say Something Back
was nominated for a Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection. Riley’s nonfiction writing includes War in the Nursery: Theories of the Child and Mother
and Impersonal Passion: Language as Affect
. She is currently Professor of the History of Ideas and of Poetry at the University of East Anglia.