Author Archives: Mark Simmons

Prose Poetry UK

Anne Caldwell writes: ‘I am delighted to announce that I have an Arts Council Award this year to research and edit a new anthology of UK prose poetry. It will be called the ‘Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry’ and … Continue reading

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Unusual Places: Notes on short story writing by Louise Tondeur

Using live writing to create short stories When I wrote my short story collection, I mainly used a technique that I call ‘live writing’. Others have called it ‘writing in situ’. I went to a particular place to write. I … Continue reading

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Nullaby: A poetry pamphlet by Patrick Wright

Associate Lecturer and PhD candidate Patrick Wright’s poetry pamphlet, Nullaby, is now available to purchase through Eyewear Publishing: https://store.eyewearpublishing.com/collections/eyewear-pamphlet-series The poems explore themes such as psychodrama in the domestic space, clandestine realities of love, and fears and anxieties in a … Continue reading

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Review of Anne Caldwell’s poetry collection

Associate Lecturer Anne Caldwell’s latest poetry collection, ‘Painting the Spiral Staircase’, (Cinnamon Press, 2016) will be reviewed in the next edition of Stand Magazine (Vol.16.1) by Dr Stella Pye, who writes: I have combined the review with some previously unpublished poems from Muriel … Continue reading

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Creative writers and copywriting – from Jules Horne

If you’re a recent creative writing graduate and are wondering how to make a living while you finish that novel or script, you may not have considered copywriting. It’s not on the radar of most creative writing students, and yet … Continue reading

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Bringing a major Irish poet back home – from Nessa O’Mahony

As my co-editor Dr. Siobhán Campbell, one of the Module Team developing curriculum for the new MA in Creative Writing, writes in the introduction to Eavan Boland: Inside History, a new book of essays and poems on the work of … Continue reading

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