Kellogg College Creative Writing Seminar Series: Maura Dooley, 2nd March 2017

“Finding a Voice and Losing it Again: Influence, Expectation and Identity


Maura Dooley

Mawby Room, Kellogg College,
62 Banbury Road
5 pm (refreshments) for 5.30 pm

All are welcome and no bookings are necessary

Maura Dooley’s most recent collection of poetry is The Silvering (Bloodaxe). Anthologies she has edited include The Honey Gatherers: Love Poems and How Novelists Work. In 2015 she was Poet-in-Residence at the Jane Austen House Museum, Chawton. Her poems from the residency are published as a pamphlet: A Quire of Paper. In 2014 she published a pamphlet of versions (with Elhum Shakerifa) of work by the exiled Iranian poet Azita Ghahreman. She has twice been short-listed for the TS Eliot Award and twice for the Forward Single Poem Award. Her work has received an Eric Gregory Award and a Cholmondeley Award. She has directed Literature festivals, worked with Jim Henson film and Performing Arts Labs and currently teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Seminar Convenor: Dr Clare Morgan