Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Brookes’ MA Creative Writing graduate in publication success

Thursday, 22 August 2013


John Vickers, recent graduate of the MA Creative Writing at Brookes, has had three poems accepted by the literary journal Under the Radar. They are entitled Pre-empting a world disaster, Motorway Orange and Caravan and the Curlews and are concerned with a psychiatric hospital, a police cell and a childhood holiday. These form part of a longer sequence of twenty-eight which the author hopes to possibly publish later. Their form and voice developed in some work that was critiqued during the his time at Oxford Brookes. Under the Radar is the flagship magazine of Nine Arches Press based in the Midlands, who publish a range of quite exciting collections and hold regular literary events and workshops.