Tiffany Atkinson wins Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize

UEA’s new Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry) has been announced as the winner of the Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize 2014, which is worth £10,000. Medicine Unboxed is a national project to connect the practice of medicine with ethical, aesthetic and emotional discourses more usually associated with the Arts and Humanities. Tiffany’s entry, a collection of poetry to be published by Bloodaxe, explores representations of pain, illness and recovery.  As well as winning the prize, she will be the organisation’s next writer in residence.  Tiffany (pictured) recently joined UEA from Aberystwyth University and is the author of three other 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 received a Literature Wales Bursary and was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year prize, and ‘So Many Moving Parts’ (2014), which received a Hawthornden Fellowship and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.  She is the editor of a theoretical textbook, ‘The Body: A Reader’ (2003), and has strong research interests in the medical humanities, especially the history of anatomy and representations of the body.

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