creative writing

Dr Ben Wilkinson

Ben Wilkinson is a poet, critic and academic. He lectures in English and Creative Writing at the University of Bolton. His poems, reviews and journalism have regularly appeared in national publications including The Guardian, The Poetry Review, The Spectator and the TLS. In 2014 he won the Poetry Business Competition and a Northern Writers’ Award and in 2015 he received a major grant from Arts Council England. A debut collection of poems, Way More Than Luck (Seren, 2018), was highly commended in the Forward Prizes for Poetry. With Kim Moore and Paul Deaton, he edited The Result is What You See Today: Poems about Running (smith|doorstop, 2019). A reader’s guide to the poetry of Don Paterson is forthcoming with Liverpool University Press, and a second collection of poems is scheduled to appear in 2022.

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