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Abi Curtis

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Abi Curtis's first collection Unexpected Weather was a winner of Salt's Crashaw Prize in 2008. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2004 and holds a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex. She is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at York St John University.


 

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Abi Curtis was born in Essex in 1979 and has lived in Brighton, Hong Kong and York. She received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2004 and her pamphlet, Humbug, was published as part of the Tall-Lighthouse Pilot series. Her first collection, Unexpected Weather, was published as the result of winning the Crashaw Prize in 2008. She completed a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Sussex in 2007 and taught on their MA courses until 2010, when she joined York St John University. Abi is a senior lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing and heads the MA programmes in Creative Writing and Literature Studies. Her work has been published in various journals and anthologies, including The London Review of Books, Magma, Ambit, Long Poem Magazine, Poetry South and Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam. Abi has performed her poetry at events including the York Literature Festival, Bridlington Poetry Festival and Stanza Festival. Abi’s work often engages with other disciplines, such as visual art, science and history: a recent project was the result of collaboration with the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum. As well as writing poetry, Abi writes fiction and has an interest in psychoanalysis. Her writing explores such topics as mushrooms in Freud; the power of the squid in literature; and the relationship between poetry and ventriloquism. She has also written on the role of the unconscious in the teaching of creative writing.


 

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Unexpected Weather (Salt Publishing)
Humbug (The Tall-Lighthouse)


 

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  • Eric Gregory Award  Winner  2004
  • The Crashaw Prize  Winner  2008
  • London Festival Fringe Poetry Award  Short-listed  2010
  • Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition  Runner-up  2010
  • Somerset Maugham Award  Winner  2013

 

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