15/10/2014

Tiffany Atkinson joins UEA as a Professor of Creative Writing

he poet and critic Tiffany Atkinson has joined UEA as a Professor of Creative Writing and Convenor of the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry). Tiffany (pictured) gained a PhD in Critical Theory from Cardiff University before moving to Aberystwyth University to lecture in English Literature and Creative Writing. She is the author of three poetry
collections: ‘Kink and Particle’ (2006), which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and winner of the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize; ‘Catulla et al’ (2011), which was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year prize; and ‘So Many Moving Parts’ (2014), which was also a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She is the editor of a theoretical work, ‘The Body: A Reader’ (2003), and has strong research interests in the medical humanities, especially the history of anatomy and representations of the body. She is currently working on a poetic sequence exploring representations of pain, illness and recovery – work that has been shortlisted for the Medicine Unboxed Prize 2014 – and a series of critical essays about ‘the poetics of embarrassment’. She will be teaching on UEA’s undergraduate and postgraduate Creative Writing
courses.

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