New Creative Writing Staff at Edge Hill

The Creative Writing team at Edge Hill continues to expand. Staff members starting during this term are Claire Dean, Lecturer in Fiction, and Andrea Ashworth, our new Fiction GTA. Welcome to both members of the team. Claire has written of how she is ‘thrilled to be joining the Creative Writing team. I completed my MA here […]

Edge Hill International Writer in Residence: Valzhyna Mort

I Edge Hill’s second International Writer in Residence is Valzhyna Mort, a major prizewinning poet and translator. Valzhyna is a Professor at Cornell University in the United States but grew up in Minsk, Belarus. She is the author of Collected Body (Copper Canyon Press, 2012) and Factory of Tears (Copper Canyon, 2008). This visit is particularly exciting for current […]

The Creative Writing team continues to grow

Professor Robert Sheppard, who taught Creative Writing at Edge Hill for many years is now  Professor Emeritus. He will continue to supervise PhDs. A new writer has arrived within the team in Dr Zaynab Allak, also a poet. Zaynab arrives at Edge Hill from Nottingham Trent, where she was completing her graduate studies. We also […]

Atlantic Drift – EHUPs second publication, now out

After the success of HEAD LAND last year, Edge Hill University Press, in partnership with Arc Publications, has published its second title, Atlantic Drift: An Anthology of Poetry & Poetics. This book is edited by Dr James Byrne and Emeritus Professor Robert Sheppard.   Atlantic Drift publishes 24 poets from the UK, Ireland, USA and Canada in partnership […]