Poet, Hannah Lowe, appointed as Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Hannah Lowe

The Department of English and Modern Languages and the Poetry Centre are delighted to announce the appointment of Hannah Lowe as a fixed-term Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing.

Hannah's collection, Chick, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2013, and shortlisted for the Forward Best First Collection Prize, as well as the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and The Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry 2014. The book, which is partly a meditation on her Chinese black-Jamaican father and his gambling in the East End of London, has received many plaudits. Penelope Shuttle has described the poems in it as 'springing from the page with vitality, rue and insight. Her elegies are restrained and devastating'.

Hannah is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Newcastle University and has spent ten years teaching English in FE. Her family memoir, Long Time, No See, will be published by Garnet Publishing in January 2015, and she is currently working on a new pamphlet, entitled Ormonde, to be published by Hercules Editions.

You can read more about Hannah's work from her website, where she maintains an active blog, and also watch this film of her reading from her work at the Writers' Centre in Norwich in 2012.