Michele Roberts has written and published her poetry to huge acclaim throughout her literary career. Her poems, rich in allusion - biblical and mythological - examine her continuing preoccupations with love, death, food and sex, working through metaphor to create a way of looking at the world which links the body/self to others, to nature, to life in the city. As she excavates from memory meanings that lie beneath the surface of ordinary life, she dissolves boundaries with sensuous and passionate clarity.
Half-English/half-French, Michele Roberts was born in 1949. DAUGHTERS OF THE HOUSE (1992) was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the W.H. Smith Literary Award. She has just been appointed Professor of Creative Writing at UEA.