Gavin Goodwin

BA and MA (Cardiff) PhD (Surrey), Dr


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Gavin teaches creative writing, and twentieth century and contemporary literature.

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Gavin’s research interests include: creativity and mental health; twentieth and twenty-first century poetry (especially the poetry of the Objectivists and work informed by that tradition); literary representations of class and work; literature and music; the personal essay; and writing with an environmental/ecological focus.. Gavin’s poetry, criticism, and creative non-fiction have appeared in a range of magazines and journals. He is the author of Creativity and Anxiety: Making, Meaning, Experience (Palgrave, 2023), and two pamphlets of poetry, Estate Fragments (KFS, 2014) and Blue Rain (Cinnamon Press, 2018). Gavin is also co-director of Contempo, the Centre for Contemporary Poetry run collaboratively between five UK universities.


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