Dr Sam Riviere
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I studied at the Norwich School of Art and Design and at Royal Holloway UOL, before completing a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia in 2012. I have published three poetry collections with Faber & Faber, forming a loose trilogy of process-derived works: 81 Austerities (2012), Kim Kardashian’s Marriage (2015), and After Fame (2020). A book of prose, Safe Mode, was published by Test Centre in 2017. I am interested in small presses and have published several limited-edition poetry titles, including Standard Twin Fantasy (Egg Box, 2014), True Colours (After Hours, 2016), and Old Poem (A6 Books, 2019). From 2015–2017 I was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Edinburgh, and since 2015 I have run the micropublisher If a Leaf Falls Press, which has released over 60 titles to date. My research interests include contemporary poetry and ‘post-internet’ poetics, found text and appropriation, conceptual writing, small presses and innovative publishing, form and procedure in poetry and prose, imitation and plagiarism, autofiction and experimental fiction, book arts, and post-digital publishing and writing generally, especially the effects of technology on literary style, genre and form.
- Riviere, Sam (2020). After Fame: The Epigrams of Martial. Faber & Faber.
- Riviere, Sam (2017). Safe Mode. Test Centre.
- Riviere, Sam (2015). Kim Kardashian's Marriage. Faber & Faber.
- Riviere, Sam (2014). Standard Twin Fantasy. Egg Box.
- Riviere, Sam (2012). 81 Austerities. Faber & Faber.
- Riviere, Sam (2010). Faber New Poets 7. Faber & Faber.
- Riviere, Sam (2018). A thing to be loved: on Chelsey Minnis, Nadia de Vries, Hannah Regel. Poetry Review
- Riviere, Sam (2018). Optimism: on John Ashbery. PN Review
- Riviere, Sam (2017). Mania of Aggregation: on Ed Atkins. Poetry London
- Riviere, Sam (2015). Disappearing the Ferrari: on Eric Amling, Monica McClure, Jon Leon. Poetry Review