Alex Niven
Alex Niven

Alex Niven was born in Northumberland in 1984. He is currently writing a D.Phil on the poet Basil Bunting at St John's College, Oxford. A former editor-in-chief of the Oxonian Review, he has also written for the Guardian, openDemocracy, Agenda, and a number of collective blogs in addition to his own blog The Fantastic Hope. His poem "The Beehive" provided the epigraph to Owen Hatherley's 2012 architecture survey A New Kind of Bleak.

In 2006 he co-founded a subsequently moderately hyped indie band, only to quit in 2009 within hours of their first play on The Jo Whiley Show.

Folk Opposition is his first book.


Books by Alex Niven

Folk Opposition

Oct 2011

From Ridley Scott to Raoul Moat: why the left must recapture the imagination of the British folk populace.

Last Tape, The

Oct 2014

In this haunting debut collection, Alex Niven explores a poetic hinterland that is also a psychological and cultural wilderness.

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