Dr Rosemarie Corlett

Dr Rosemarie Corlett

Associate Lecturer

School of Society and Culture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



I am a bilingual author and Associate Lecturer in English and Creative Writing, specialising in ecofeminism and women’s writing methodologies. I am Plymouth's Poet Laureate 2023-2025.


  • University of Plymouth, 2021 
PhD in English and Creative Writing.
‘A Different Cage with Words: a Poetic Reimagining of Flightless Birds’ 
Supervised by Dr Miriam Darlington 
  • University of Plymouth, 2017 
Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing with Distinction 

Professional membership

Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy


Teaching interests

I teach across several BA(Hons) and Foundation English and Creative Writing modules, including The Craft of Writing: Poetry, Short Story and Creative Non-Fiction Literature, History and Visual Cultures, Interdisciplinary Writing, Dramatic Writing for Stage, Screen and Beyond, Contemporary Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction.


Flightless Birds in Contemporary Poetry. Responding to Creative Writing. Harper, G (Ed) (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2020) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Responding-Creative-Writing-Graeme-Harper/dp/1527557596

Conference Papers
  • ‘Unresolved Dualities: Cultural Constructions of Flightless Birds’. The Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. Imperial College, London, July 2019.

  • ‘A Different Cage with Words: Poetic Reimaginings of Flightless Birds’. Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biannual Conference. Plymouth University, July 2019.

  • Keynote Speaker - ‘Scars the Shape of Wings: Cultural Constructions of Flightless Birds ’. Mapping the Boundaries of Identity. Plymouth University, July 2021.

  • ‘Ballerinas and Spinsters: Flightless Birds in Popular Culture’. Test Space: Expositions of practice led research Symposium. Falmouth University, September 2022.

Other Publications
Corlett, R. (2023) ‘Owl’. Tears in the Fence. 77. Tears in the Fence | an independent, international literary magazine
'The Skull was Tremendous'. Liennek Journal(2022) Issue One – Liennek Journal

‘Margot Don’t Travel’. Finished Creatures(Corrupted Poetry, 2020) Finished Creatures poetry magazine

‘God is an Ostrich’. Lighthouse Journal(Gatehouse Press, 2019) Lighthouse 18 - The Power Issue - Story Machine (storymachines.co.uk)

‘Snowy Owl’, in Owl Sense. Darlington, M. (Guardian Faber, 2019) Owl Sense: Miriam Darlington: Amazon.co.uk: Darlington, Miriam: 9781783350742: Books

‘The Glimpse’, 'Paper Bird', 'The Word Kiss'. Poetry Wales. (Seren, 2018) Poetry Wales Winter 54.2 2018 - Poetry Wales

‘Karen Carpenter on Drums in the Azaleas’. IOTA – The Outsider(Templar Press, 2018) iOTA 97 - THE OUTSIDER – templarpoetry

‘Preparing Game Bird – Notes to Self’. Thief (Tribe Media, 2016)