RLF Fellow at University of Southampton. E C Gregory Award and First Prize in the Cheltenham Festival of Literature Poetry Competition 1981. Hawthornden Fellow 1993. PBS recommendation for New Wings (2007). Further information at: www.contemporarywriters.com and www.rlf.org.uk
CREATIVE AND PERFORMANCE TEXTS:
Poetry: The Peepshow Girl (Bloodaxe, 1989); Raiding the Borders (Bloodaxe 1996); New Wings: poems 1977-2007 (Bloodaxe, 2007).
New poems have also appeared since in: Poetry Salzburg Review, Feeling the Pressure, ed. P.Munden, London Magazine, A Mutual Friend,ed. P. Robinson and other anthologies.
Beyond Men and Dreams: a chamber opera (composer: Bennett Hogg) commissioned by the Royal Opera House (Garden Venture), performed at the Riverside Studios, June 1st- 8th 1991.
Stage Images and Traditions: Shakespeare to Ford (Cambridge University Press, 1987 & 2009); John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore and other plays ed. (World Classics) Oxford University Press, 1995, 1998; Aphra Behn's The Rover ed. (New Mermaids) A & C Black, 1995 (rev.ed. 2012)
Time Present and Time Past: Poets at the University of Kent, 1965-1985, ed. Yorrick 1985; New Worlds: the 1992 Berkshire Literature Festival Anthology Berkshire Libraries, 1992; Selection (with David Constantine), Introduction.
Eliza's Babes: four centuries of poetry by women, c.1500-1900 Bloodaxe, 2005.
ARTICLES AND ESSAYS:
'The Faerie Queene and the Book of ReveIation as sources for spectacle in the Second Maiden's Tragedy_ Notes and Queries vol. 33 no.3 (1986), 378-9;
'The Letter of Death in Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama' The Swansea Review vol.1 (1986), 14-26;
'Women and Modern Poetry' The Swansea Review vol.4 (1988), 41-50;
'The State of Poetry' Agenda vol.27 no.3 (1989), 45-6;
'Writing in collaboration with musicians' Writing in Education vol.1(1992), 3-5; 'Gendered writing and the writer's stylistic identity' Essays and Studies (Feminist Linguistics and Literary Criticism volume, ed. Katie Wales) Boydell & Brewer (1994), 1-20;
'Drafting: imaginative, critical, and evaluative uses' Writing in Education vol.6 (1995), 12-15;
'Larkin with Women' in Larkin with Poetry, ed. Michael Baron, English Association, (1997), 31-46;
'Creativity and Criticism: a current debate' Writing in Education vol.12 (1997), 7-17.
'Personal Politics: the poetry of Carol Rumens - a comparison with Denise Levertov' in Contemporary Women's Poetry: Reading, Writing, Practice,ed. D. Rees-Jones & Alison Mark, Macmillan, 2000, 173-88.
'The heart of the labyrinth: Mary Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus' in A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture, ed. M. Hattaway, Blackwell, 2000, 257-66.
'Ford, Mary Wroth, and the final scene of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore' in A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture, ed. M. Hattaway, Blackwell, 2000, 276-83.
'Richard II: Shakespeare and the languages of the stage' in The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's History Plays, ed. M. Hattaway, CUP, 2002, 141-157.
'Rewriting City Comedy through Time and Cultures' in Plotting Early Modern London, ed. D. Mehl, et al., Ashgate, 2004, 195-207.
'Re-rooting and re-routing: identity, influences, and intertextuality in the poetry of Denise Levertov' Poetica 64, 2005, 25-39.
'The heart of the labyrinth: Mary Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus' in A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture vol.2, ed. M. Hattaway, Blackwell, 2010, 288-298.
'Ford, Mary Wroth, and the final scene of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore' in A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture vol.2, ed. M. Hattaway, Blackwell, 2010, 176-183.
Review: Wendy Cope's Family Values, TLS 17 June 2011.
Work in progress:
4th Poetry collection.
Work reviewed in (amongst others):
Ambit 145, 1996, 27; Iron vol. 59 1989;The Journal (Newcastle upon Tyne) April 25, 1996, 33; Newbury Weekly News 28 November 1996; Northern Review May 1996; Orbis no.74 Autumn 1989, 58-60 and no. 104/5 Spring/Summer 1997, 113-4; PN Review vol 23 (2) Nov-Dec.1996; Poetry review vol. 86 (2) Summer 1996, 88-89; Poetry Wales vol. 25 (3), 66-68 and vol.32 (3), 64-5; Shakespeare Quarterly vol. 55 (3) 2004, 328-330; Studies in English Literature vol. 28 (2) Spring 1988; Sunday Observer August 20 1989; Times Literary Supplement December 1-7 1989, 1336; Transition Tradition - Community Magazine, 2008: www.transitiontradition.com/text_reviews.php?issueID=18; Poetry Salzburg Review no.13 2008; Poetry Review 2008; The Northern Echo 26 February 2008.
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