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Emily Critchley

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Name  Emily Critchley
Role  Writer

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Education  University of Cambridge

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Emily Critchley (born 1980) is an experimental writer and academic. She is the winner of The Other Prize for best original play (2003), the John Kinsella-Tracy Ryan prize for poetry (2004), the Jane Martin Prize for Poetry (2011) and was a runner up in the Pacuare Poetry Competition (2015).


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Critchley was born in Athens, Greece and grew up in Dorset, England. Her mother is Greek. She states that her influences include T. S. Eliot, the Language poets, Gertrude Stein, John Berryman and Ezra Pound.

Critchley’s writing has been compared to that of Denise Riley, Leslie Scalapino, and Mina Loy. She has been performing her work since 2000. In 2004 she won the John Kinsella-Tracy Ryan prize for poetry and in 2011 was joint winner of the national Jane Martin Prize for Poetry.

Critchley gained her BA from the University of Oxford, her MA in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Bristol University, and completed a PhD entitled ‘[D]oubts, Complications and Distractions: Rethinking the Role of Women in Language Poetry’ at the University of Cambridge. She specializes in contemporary experimental poetry. In 2006, she organised a three-day international conference for contemporary experimental women’s writing at the University of Cambridge and another in 2010 at the University of Greenwich. She is editor of Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women in North America & the UK (Reality Street Press, 2016): the sequel to the poetry anthology published in 1996. [1] Critchley is Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Greenwich. She lives in London.

Published works

  • The Dirt Glitch Land Alter Affair (Cambridge: Arehouse, 2003)
  • How to make Millions (Cambridge: Arehouse, 2004)
  • I just want you to know that we can still be friends (Intercapillary Space, 2005)
  • When I say I Believe Women… (London: bad press, 2006)
  • Of All the Surprises (Switzerland: Dusie, 2007)
  • Who handles one over the Backlash (Norfolk: Oystercatcher press, 2008)
  • Hopeful For Love Are Th’ Impoverish’d Of Faith (Southampton: Torque press, 2010)
  • Love / All That / & OK: Selected Writing (London: Penned in the Margins, 2011)
  • Sonnets for Luke (Liverpool: Holdfire press, 2011)
  • IMAGINARYLOVEPOEMS (Paris: Corrupt Press, 2011)
  • This is not a True Thing (London: Intercapillary Press, 2013)
  • Some Curious Thing (London: Barque Press, 2016)
  • Ten Thousand Things (Norfolk: Boiler House Press, 2017)
  • References

    Emily Critchley Wikipedia

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