"loneliness and glandular riot in malarial air into poetic revelries that ceased entirely once they got back home"

'Glandular riot' is an unusual phrase that also features in a J.H. Prynne poem titled "A Gold Ring Called Reluctance" as a commentary on consumerism: "the splintered / naming of wares creates targets for want / like a glandular riot, and thus want / is the most urgent condition (e.g. not / enough credit)." Born in 1936, Prynne is a poet associated with the 1960s and 1970s British Poetry Revival. His first collection of poetry appeared in 1962 and he still publishes work today. Prynne is a Life Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.