Glyn Maxwell

Glyn Maxwell was born in 1962 in Welwyn Garden City and studied at Oxford before moving to America to work with Derek Walcott. He cites W H Auden as an influence along with Louis MacNeice, Robert Frost and Edward Thomas.

Pluto looks at the before-and-after of love and the underworld of Internet dating. It is, he says, his most personal collection yet. He has written plays, operas, films and novels as well as poetry and is currently working on a collection of poems which “leaf through the shit in the newspapers and try to make songs out of it.”