Page extent: 384
ISBN: 9781786821409
Binding: PaperBack

Drinks With Dead Poets

The Autumn Term

Glyn Maxwell

PaperBack (01 Sep 2017)

The hit novel now available in £8.99 paperback.

Poet Glyn Maxwell wakes up in a mysterious village one autumn day. He has no idea how he got there but he has a strange feeling there’s a class to teach. And isn’t that Keats wandering down the lane? Why not ask him to give a reading, do a Q and A, hit the pub with the students afterwards?

Soon the whole of the autumn term stretches ahead, with Byron, the Brontës, the War Poets and many more all on their way to give readings in the humble village hall.

In this one-of-a-kind novel, Maxwell takes writing exercises that he’s used in real classes, and explores them with fictional students and major poets.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781786821409
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 384


' a delightfully indescribable book, one that sits between autobiography, fiction, and poetic critique, that weaves a tale of a strange village in eternal autumn, where long dead poets come to wax lyrical on their literature... There isn’t a singular genre that this work fits into. The genius of this piece of literature, is that it isn’t simply a fiction, nor is it merely a biography of these poets. Using the poets’ own words, verbatim, from diaries, letters, and their own prose about their work, Maxwell reanimates these long dead pillars of poetry... It follows from his seminal work on poetry, conveniently titled ‘On Poetry’, and espouses many of the same ways of thinking. Both books are heartily recommended to anyone with even the slightest spark of an interest in writing, poetry or otherwise... a triumph of literature'. The Tribe

‘[a] wholly brilliant evocation of a mysterious university campus, its students and visiting lecturers’ The Guardian

‘readers will emerge enlightened and enthralled.’ Mail On Sunday

‘A funny, touching, readable and thought-provoking hybrid — part fiction, part memoir, part defence of poetic form, part love story... if you love poetry, you should read it. But if you think poetry is too hard, too boring, too old-school, then you must read it. It might just change the way you see the world.’ The Daily Mail