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English Literature and Creative Writing, Sociology
Dr Polly Atkin
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Romantic Literature and Romantics Legacies; Poetry and Place; Ecopoietics; Tourism and Heritage Studies; Literary Tourism; Lake District tourism and literature; Regional Culture; Poetry and Embodiment; Contemporary Writing; Creative Writing.
I'm particularly interested in interdisciplinary work which combines sociological research with literary criticism.
Tuesday 3-4pm in County Main B201
ENGL 201 Critical Theory
ENGL 207 British Romanticism
CREW 203 Creative Writing Workshop
CREW 306 Reading/Writing Poetry
ENGL 301 Dissertation Unit
Shadow Dispatches (Bridgend: Seren, 2013).
bone song (Clitheroe: Aussteiger, 2008).
'Jackdaw', 'Magpie' and 'Pheasant' in Bird Book III (London: Sidekick Books, 2013 -forthcoming).
'Witch Night' in The Witching Hour (Thurnham: Beautiful Dragon Press, 2013 -forthcoming).
'Solstitial' in Solstice: 24 hours of poetry from the longest day, 2012 (Thurnham: Beautiful Dragon Press, 2012).
'Seven Nights of Uncreation' in I have Found a Song (London: Enitharmon, 2010).
'tree dreams' in Hand Luggage Only (Cambridge: Open Poetry, 2008).
'ten poems' in Bedford Square 2 (London: John Murray, 2007).
Recent poems in journals/magazines
'Love-in-a-Mist' in 1110/5 (Ghent, 2013).
'The Glorious Fellowship of Migraineurs' in Mslexia 56 (Newcastle, 2012).
'The book of retreat' and 'The Three Halls' in Rialto 76 (Norwich, 2012).
'Mute' in Magma 53 (London, 2012).
'This Book' in 1110/3 (Nottingham, 2012).
'Other People Dream of Foxes' in Pilot Pocket Book 9 (Toronto, 2012).
'Hermes Enodios' in Tellus, 2 (Cambridge, 2011).
'Jay', 'Tumble', 'Moon Salutation' and 'Heart' in Flax 018: The Crowd Without(Lancaster, 2009).
'Accident' in Rialto 65 (Norwich, 2008).
Chapters in Academic Editions
"Something Must be Done': poetic work at Grasmere' in Knowing Places: Geography and Work, 1750-1830 ed. by Kate Scarth and Joe Morrissey (London: Pickering and Chatto, [forthcoming] 2013).
'Paradox Inn: Home and Passing Through at Grasmere' in Romantic Localities: Europe Writes Places, ed. by Christoph Bode and Jacqueline Labbé (London, Pickering and Chatto, 2010).
'Ghosting Grasmere: the musealisation of Dove Cottage' in Literary Tourism and Nineteenth Century Culture, ed. by Nicola Watson (London: Palgrave, 2009).
"Inspirational Home': the mythos and making of Dove Cottage, Grasmere' currently under consideration for publication.
"Windows for Burns Night', BSECS website, <http://www.bsecs.org.uk/reviews/reviewdetails.aspx?id=98&type=4>
'Guest Review: Atkin on Pollard', Eyewear,
Shadow Dispatches chosen as winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize (2012).
'Signs' shortlisted in the Mslexia Poetry Compeition (2012).
Unpublished collection Basic Nest Architecture shortlisted for Eyewear's Melita Hume Prize (2012).
'Hive' shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize (2011).
'Swimming' awarded third place in the Ashbourne Festival Poetry Competition (2010); 'In a dream a robin' commended.
'Sky, Falling' awarded first prize in the Kent Sussex Poetry Society Competition (2011).
Awarded an Arts Council England grant to complete work on poetry collection (January 2011).
'The Glorious Fellowship of Migraineurs' commended in the Troubadour Poetry Competition (2010).
'the bird who makes you afraid' shortlisted for the Basil Bunting Prize (2010).
Unpublished collection shortlisted for an Eric Gregory Award (2010).
'Kindling' commended in the Wigtown Poetry Prize (2010).
'When I lived alone' commended in the McLellan Awards (2009).
Pamphlet bone song shortlisted for the inaugural Michael Marks Pamphlet Award (2009).
'Colony Collapse Disorder' placed first in the Troubadour Poetry Competition (2008).
'Seven Nights of Uncreation' commissioned after an open competition by Arts Council England, as part of the Abolition! project commemorating the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, 1807 (2008).
'tree dreams' shortlisted for the National Sonnet Competition (2007).
'The Sangreal' awarded third prize in the Strokestown International Poetry Competition (2004).
'The most dangerous of all' awarded the Sarah James Memorial Poetry Prize, Queen Mary (2002).
Events and Appearances
Woman's Hour, 10th May 2013, Part of a discussion on the role of Aunts in Literature, with Vrona Groarke.
The Witching Hour ? 13 women poets writing from midnight on April 30th, 2013 (resulting anthology to be launched Halloween, 2013).
Modern Poets on Viking Poets ? a project generating contemporary cultural translations of skaldic poetry, through linking contemporary poets to Old Norse scholars at Cambridge University (April-May 2013).
Shadow Dispatches Launch, with Judy Brown, at The Wordsworth Trust, April 20th2013.
Solstice: 24 hours of poetry from the longest day 2012 launch, Lancaster Judge's Rooms, March 20th 2013.
Host of reading with Jamie McKendrick, Tom Warner and Èireann Lorsung, Nottingham Festival of Words, 16th February 2013.
Reading with Paul Farley, Jenn Ashworth and George Green at Moonlighting, Lancaster University, 6th December 2012. In support of The Twins Appeal.
'Border Crossing' Reading with Rab Wilson, StAnza 2010.
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