Professor Anthony Caleshu
Associate Head of School - English and Creative Writing
School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
I was educated in the United States and Ireland, receiving my BA English from Lafayette College (1988-1992), MFA Creative Writing/Poetry from University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (1993-1997) Ph.D. English from National University of Ireland, Galway (1998-2002).
Roles on external bodies
My teaching interests include Creative Writing, Contemporary Literature (poetry, fiction), and American Literature. I've supervised 10+ PhDs in Creative Writing (poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction), with accompanying critical dissertations in a wide variety of areas, including: contemporary Nepalese women's poetry, Japanese ekphrastic fiction, the legacy of the Black Mountain poets, and early modern American women's narratives.
Staff serving as external examiners
I've been external examiner for BA English and Creative Writing at University of Winchester, MA Creative Writing University of Birmingham, and MA Poetry Studies at Dublin City Univerisity.
I've examined PhDs in English, Creative Writing, Theatre, Fine Art, and by 'Prior Publication' at over 10 Universities including: Trinity College, Dublin, UCL, Manchester, Birmingham, Winchester, Kent, and Plymouth.
Contemporary Literature -- especially Anglo, Irish, and American poetry.
Creative Writing -- all forms.
Arts and Health -- I'm currently the Principal Investigator for 'Poets Respond to Covid-19: An international and Collaborative Poetry Project' (Arts and Humanities Research Council, £89,000).
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
I've supervised a number of PhDs in Creative Writing (fiction and poetry), with critical dissertations on poets and topics as 'Painterly Poetics: Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Cole Swenson', Ekphrastic Possibilities in Modern Japanese Fiction; the Poetry of TS Eliot; and Contemporary Nepalese Women's Poetry.
Grants & contracts
Romanian Cultural Institute, Start up Series Editor for the University of Plymouth Press Bid to publish 20 Romanian Writers Series, 2009-2011. One of the team responsible for granting of publishing award of £77,000/annual from RCI.
Of Whales: in Print, in Paint, in Sea, in Stars, in Coin, in House, in Margins. (Salt, 2010) -- Book of Poetry
Churchtown: The Tale of Suzy Delou and Faye Fiddle (Roast Books, 2008). Winner of 'Great Little Reads' competition -- A novella
The Siege of the Body and a Brief Respite (Salt, 2004) -- Book of Poetry
Founding Ed. Periplum,a small poetry press publishing pamphlets, books, broadsheets and digital interviews of poets in conversation with the editor. Authors include: Mark Ford, Peter Gizzi, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Heather Phillipson, and Edward Clarke
Webpage for The Victor Poems (Shearsman 2015).
Webpage for In the Air: Essay on the Poetry of Peter Gizzi (Wesleyan University Press, 2018).