Born in Australia, Clive James lives in Cambridge, England. He is the author of Unreliable Memoirs; a volume of selected poems, Opal Sunset; the best-selling Cultural Amnesia; and the translator of The Divine Comedy by Dante. He has written for the New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. He is an Officer of the Order of Australia and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
"The work gathered here makes it plain that . . . [James] knows how
to write poems worth reading." -- David Orr - New York Times Book
"A master poet at work." -- Katie Baker - Newsweek
"Wise and witty." -- Adam Gopnik