Self into Song (Bloodaxe-Newcastle Poetry Lectures, Bloodaxe, 2007)
‘Peaceful Symmetries,’ an essay in teaching creative writing at Queen’s University, Belfast, appears in The Creative Writing Coursebook (Eds. Magrs and Bell, UEA, 2001).
‘Talking and Singing: Anne Stevenson’s Variations on a Rhythmical Theme’ will appear in collection of essays on the work of Anne Stevenson, ed. Angela Leighton, be published by Liverpool University Press in 2009.
‘I don’t like cream cakes but I eat them,’ a paper analysing European influences on Philip Larkin’s second novel, A Girl in Winter, was well-received at the Larkin’s Elsewheres Conference, Hull University, 2007.
Talks and Reviews:
I have also lectured on ‘Elizabeth Bishop and Questions of Travel’ (Bangor University, 2008) and Gerard Manley Hopkins’s ‘Terrible Sonnets’ (The Hopkins Society, Wales, 2008). Essays and reviews have appeared in the following: The Reader, PN Review, The Independent, the Sunday Times, Poetry Review, Poetry London, Poetry Wales, TLS.