School of English and Modern Languages

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  • Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre

    Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.

    Muriel Rukeyser

    The Poetry Centre was launched in 1998, and hosts an annual programme of events, including an international poetry competition, research seminars, readings and workshops, exhibitions, a Weekly Poem initiative, and community projects.

    Our past projects have included Poetry on the Bus, See How I Land: Oxford Poets and Exiled Writers, and Science Writes to Life. The Centre also instigated and co-ordinated the Oxford City Poet and Youth Ambassador for Poetry schemes from 2011–2015, and runs an undergraduate internship programme. We have recently organized conferences and symposia about landscape and poetry, modernist magazines, contemporary British poetry, and the avant-garde.

    Academics in the Department are experts in a wide range of poetry and poets. Our current activities are in the areas of poetry and technology; poetry and the environment; poetry and utopias; poetry and conflict; and the poetics of modernist drama.

  • Academic staff with related research interests


    Dr Mary Jean Chan

    Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing (Poetry)

    School of English and Modern Languages

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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    Phone number: 01865 3982

    Email: mchan@brookes.ac.uk

    Location: Headington Campus, Tonge Block, T416