Mr Sam Kemp

Mr Sam Kemp

Doctoral Teaching Assistant

School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Doctoral Teaching Assistant


BA Creative Writing, First Class Honours

MA Creative and Critical Writing, First Class Honours

Professional membership

National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)

Poetry Society

Teaching interests

Sam teaches all aspects of Creative Writing including on the ENGL401 Craft of Writing module designed to give an overview of writing genres and the guidelines that bind poetry, prose and creative non-fiction together. He's also taught elements of publishing and led the MA Publishing Induction 2018.

For 2019/2020, he'll be leading a seminar group on ENGL503 Dramatic Writing and ENGL609 Contemporary Poetry. 

Research interests

Sam specialises in contemporary poetry, particularly radical landscape poetry and psychogeographical and mythogeographical literature. Experimental form, linguistics and typology are among his interests. His work has been anthologised and published in numerous international journals. 

He's presented his research at international conferences and continues to develop publications both critical and creative.

Other research


The contemporary pastoral




Place and space


Creative practice & artistic projects

PhD in Creative Writing: ‘Moving through certainty’ Towards a poetics of Mythogeography: drifting through narrative tensions of nostalgia in radical landscape poetry

Other Publications

Literary Criticism: Three Steps Towards A Rural Utopia: Negotiating Urban Despair in Peter Riley’s Alstonefield, published in Antonym Journal.

Poetry: Post-Road, Compass, Brittle Star, Sea Post Press, Envoi, Compass, Ink Sweat and Tears, Dream Catcher, Angle Poetry, Fire, Smoke.

Reports & invited lectures

Mythogeography, University of Bournemouth (forthcoming)

Other academic activities

PGR Creative Process Workshops with guest poets

PGCAP, 2017-2020