Anthony Caleshu

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Professor Caleshu is the author of three collections of poetry and three books of criticism on contemporary poetry (one monograph on James Tate, two edited collections of essays on ‘Poetry and Public Language’ (Shearman, 2007), and the poetry of Peter Gizzi (forthcoming, Wesleyan UP, 2017)). His most recent book is The Victor Poems (Shearsman, 2015); the first five poems won the Boston Review Poetry Prize in 2010, and a recent review appears in the Times Literary Supplement (5-Oct-16). His second book, Of Whales: in Print, in Paint, in Sea, in Stars, in Coin, in House, in Margins (Salt, 2010) was named a ‘book of the year’ in The Daily Telegraph. 

In 2007, he founded Short FICTION: ‘The Visual Literary Journal’ (an annual), and edited it until 2015, publishing writers such as Marina Warner, Kevin Barry, Julian Gough, Helen Oyeyemi, and Brad Watson. In 2016, he began the new poetry venture, Periplum, dedicated to publishing pamphlets, broadsides, books, and digital videos of the best contemporary poetry. He’s worked at Plymouth since 2003, and became Professor of Poetry in 2013. Anthony is currently the Programme Manager of the MA Creative Writing, and Director of the Doctoral Training Centre, Faculty of Arts and Humanities. He’s been an external examiner and/or consultant for a number of BA and MA programmes at several other Universities (including Winchester, Birmingham, Kent) and have examined PhDs in both English and Creative Writing at Universities such as Trinity College, Dublin, and University College, London.

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