Department of English and Creative Writing
Hugh Owen Building
Ann Matthews Teaches Creative Writing across poetry and prose. Her research interests encompass modernist and poststructural approaches to the short story and innovative landscape and city poetry with a special interest in identity and place. She is interested in the methodology and philosophy of collecting materials to write from and also the interpretation of ‘everyday living’ within fiction. This includes an interest in Dirty Realism and the use of non-standard English. She has recently completed her third poetry collection Home Turf (out in 2018). Her poetry collections Strangeways (2014) and Losing Boundaries (2016) were published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press. Poems from the latter were displayed as part of the Blackpool Illuminations in 2015. Her poems have been published in Tears in the Fence, Shearsman Magazine, Shadow Train, Litmus, Poem Art Threat and A Glimpse of/ a hybrid form of narrative e-magazine. Her short stories have been published in Beatification Magazine, London Journal of Fiction, Indigo Journal and StepAway Magazine. She is currently completing a collection of interlinking short stories and working on an innovative autobiography Fringes about life and music in Wales in the 1990s.
Teaches prose and poetry to Undergraduates and Postgraduates.