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My research focuses on modern and contemporary poetry, poetics and experimental literature from across the world, as well as theories of aesthetics and style. My work is informed by literary and critical theory, stylistics and philosophy.


Select publications


  • Veronica Forrest-Thomson: Poet on the Periphery. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

  •  (Ed.) Veronica Forrest-Thomson, Poetic Artifice: A Theory of Twentieth-Century Poetry. Bristol: Shearsman, 2016

Articles and Essays (Journals and Book Chapters)

  • 'Post-Mimetic Poetics’, in Tim Jarvis (ed.) Edge Poetics: Speculative and Innovative Practices in Creative Writing Pedagogy. Canterbury: Gylphi (forthcoming, 2021).

  • ‘Ode: Veronica Forrest-Thomson and the Artifice of Resuscitation’, in Edward Allen (ed.) Forms of Late Modernist Lyric. Liverpool: University of Liverpool Press, 2021, pp. 129-150.

  • ‘The Genres of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry’, in Wolfgang Gortschacher and David Malcolm (eds.) The Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Poetry 1960-2010. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2021, pp. 107-118.

  • ‘An Alternative Afterlife: Plath’s Experimental Poetics’, in Tracy Brain (ed.), Sylvia Plath in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 329-39

  •  ‘Languishing in ‘rent-a-Marx/Margaret rhetoric’: The phono-politics of Douglas Oliver’s The Infant and the Pearl’, Textual Practice (2019: <>)

  •  ‘The Intaglio Element in Prince’s Verse’, in Will May (ed.) Reading F. T. Prince. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2017, pp. 27-50

  • ‘Repeated Act of Intimacy and Harm in Andrea Brady’s Mutability’, in Eirini Kartsaki (ed.) On Repetition: Writing, Performance and Art. Bristol: Intellect, 2016, pp. 149-65

  •  ‘Obstinate Isles and Rhetorical Sincerity: Veronica Forrest-Thomson on Ezra Pound’ in Richard Parker (ed.) News from Afar: Ezra Pound and Some Contemporary British Poetries. Bristol: Shearsman, 2014, pp. 161-83

  • in Graham Woodruffe (ed.) Marlowe – Shakespeare – Burgess: AB and his Elizabethan Affiliations. Angers: Presses de l’Université d’Angers, 2012, pp. 65-76

  • ‘Selection Restrictions, Individuals, Acorns and Oaks: Veronica Forrest-Thomson and Analytical Linguistics’, Kenyon Review Online (December, 2009) n.p.

  • ‘Veronica Forrest-Thomson's ‘Cordelia’, Tradition and the Triumph of Artifice’, Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, 1.1 (September, 2009) pp. 55-78

  • ‘Language, Dialect and the Affect of Violence inA Clockwork Orange’ in Emmanuel Vernadakis and Graham Woodruffe (eds.) Portraits of the Artist in A Clockwork Orange. Angers: Presses de l’Université d’Angers, 2003, pp. 51-68

For more information about my professional profile and publications, please visit my university page here.

Select videos of my lectures, poetry readings, 'teaching vignettes', songs and other whimsical products can be found on my youtube channel.

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