Foreword by Marina Warner * 1. Configurations (1951-1980) * 2. Monkeys, Rabbits, Girls and Dogs (1981-1987) * 3. The Story and the Secret (1987-1994) * 4. Animations (1995-1998) * 5. Theatres of Memory (1999-2005) * 6. Metamorphosis (2006-2018)
Deryn Rees-Jones is a writer and academic, whose poetry has received numerous critical accolades, including shortlisting for the T. S. Eliot and Roland Matthias Prizes. A professor at the University of Liverpool, she co-directs the university's Centre for New and International Writing. She is editor of the Pavilion Poetry series, and a co-editor of the journal Women: A Cultural Review. Marina Warner's study of the Arabian Nights, Stranger Magic (2011) won the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism and the Sheikh Zayed Book Award in 2013; in 2015 she was awarded the Holberg Prize in the Arts and Humanities and was made DBE. She is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, a Fellow of the British Academy and President of the Royal Society of Literature.