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Dr Miriam Gamble is a poet and essayist from Belfast. She studied at Oxford and at Queen’s University, Belfast, where she taught literature and creative writing while completing a PhD in contemporary British and Irish poetry.

Miriam has published three poetry collections with Bloodaxe Books: The Squirrels Are Dead (2010), Pirate Music (2014) and What Planet (2019). The Squirrels Are Dead won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2011 and What Planet received the 2020 Pigott Poetry Prize. She has also won an Eric Gregory Award, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award, and the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize. Recently, she's been working on a series of personal essays.


MSc in Creative Writing 

PhD Supervision: Arthur Allen, Lauren Pope, Alex Smith 

Research Interests

Her research interests are mainly in modern and contemporary poetry, with particular emphases on Northern Irish poetry, poetic form, and the relationship between poetry and the political. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Form, Genre and Lyric Subjectivity in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, Queen's University Belfast

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

Master of Arts, Queen's University Belfast

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Bachelor of Arts, Jesus College, Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001


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  • Of the suburbs

    Gamble, M., 2022, The World Was All Before Them. Belfast: The Lifeboat Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

  • Blanks

    Gamble, M., Jun 2021, 13 p. Belfast : The Tangerine.

    Research output: Other contribution

  • Tapestry (poem)

    Gamble, M., 2020, Her Other Language: Northern Irish Women Writers Address Domestic Violence and Abuse. Cuddington, N. & Carr, R. (eds.). Arlen House, p. 85-87

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

  • What Planet

    Gamble, M., 23 May 2019, Hexham: Bloodaxe. 80 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Poetry and conversation

    Gamble, M., 2019, A Year of Conversation (website).

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle