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Prof John Redmond D. Phil

Professor of English Literature English


    Personal Statement

    Dr. John Redmond is a Professor of English Literature in the Department of English. He is a published poet, with three collections - Thumb's Width (Carcanet: 2001), MUDe (Carcanet: 2008) and The Alexandra Sequence (Carcanet, 2016). He has published a critical book on contemporary poetry, Poetry and Privacy (Seren: 2013). He is also the author of a Creative Writing textbook, How to Write a Poem (Blackwell: 2005) and the editor of James Liddy: Selected Poems (Arlen House: 2011). He is currently at work on a novel.
    He is the Chair of the English Curriculum Board.
    His Office Hour is on Monday from 4.00-5.00.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Poetry Reading at Anthony Burgess Foundation (Invitation to Perform, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester 2014)
    • Performance of Housman's Poetry with Ian Buckle (Invitation to Perform, Music Dept 2013)
    • Poetry Reading at The Bluecoat 2010 (Invitation to Perform, Liverpool Poetry Cafe 2010)
    • Paper ['The Shape of the Table: Uses of the Dinner-Party in the Work of Paul Muldoon'] QUB 2010 (Invitation to Perform, QUB conference 2010)
    • Poetry Reading at The Bluecoat 2009 (Invitation to Perform, The Bluecoat 2009)
    • Poetry Reading at University of Manchester 2009 (Invitation to Perform, University of Manchester 2009)
    • Poetry Reading at Manchester Library 2009 (Invitation to Perform, Manchester Central Library 2009)
    • Poetry Reading at Costa Coffee House, October 2008 (Invitation to Perform, Costa Coffee 2008)
    • Paper "Bruised Like a Forceps Baby" Oporto 2008 (Invitation to Speak, IASIL 2008)
    • Poetry Reading at Shipping Lines Festival 2008 (Invitation to Perform, Shipping Lines Literary Festival 2008)
    • Poetry Reading at CUNY (New York) (Invitation to Speak, American Conference for Irish Studies 2007)
    • Poetry Reading at Christ Church, Oxford (Invitation to Speak, Christ Church, Oxford 2007)

    Administrative Roles

    • Chair of English Curriculum Board

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