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Dr Miriam Gamble

Lectureship in Creative Writing

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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Creative Writing (Poetry)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Queen's University Belfast
Form, Genre and Lyric Subjectivity in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry
Master of Arts, Queen's University Belfast
Bachelor of Arts, Jesus College, Oxford


Dr Miriam Gamble is a poet and critic 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. She is the deputy director of the MSc in Creative Writing by Online Learning, and the main poetry lecturer on the course.

Miriam’s first book, The Squirrels Are Dead, was published by Bloodaxe in 2010 and won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2011; her second, Pirate Music, was published by Bloodaxe in 2014. She has also won the Eric Gregory Award, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award, and the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize. She enjoys reviewing, and participating in collaborative projects such as translation and writing in response to visual art.


MSc in Creative Writing by Online Learning

PhD Supervision: Lauren Pope, Jonathan Bay

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. 

Research outputs

  1. 'Amethyst' and 'Sometimes Nothing'

    Research output: Other contribution

  2. 'In the Annum'

    Research output: Other contribution

  3. What Planet

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Research activities & awards

  1. 'Finished and Under Construction': Irish Poetry Since 1998

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  2. CultFusion#5

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

  3. The Irish in Scotland Reading

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

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Latest prizes

  1. Mark Ogle Memorial Award 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Research projects

  1. Poem, 'Night', and prose accompaniment

    Project: Non-Funded Commission or Consultancy work

  2. 'Rackets' (poem)

    Project: Other (Non-Funded/Miscellaneous)

  3. Reflections

    Project: Other (Non-Funded/Miscellaneous)

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