Briony Hughes

Briony Hughes


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    Personal profile

    Research interests

    - Hydropoetics

    - Contemporary poetics 

    - Ecopoetics 

    - Feminisim and feminist theory

    - Collaborative artistic practices 

    - Site-specific writing

    - Water and water bodies

    - The intersection between poetry and the sciences 

    Personal profile

    Briony Hughes is a poet, visiting lecturer, and Techne AHRC-funded PhD candidate based at Royal Holloway, researching hydropoetics, Kathleen Fraser, and Charles Olson. Briony also teaches on the Creative Writing MA programme at Brunel University and leads practice-based workshops with Beyond Form Creative Writing. Her publications include Dorothy (Broken Sleep Books), Microsporidial (Sampson Low), and RHIZOME or TAPROOT (Paper View Books). She has two additional books forthcoming in 2023 with Hem Press and Broken Sleep. Her limited-edition artist's bookworks have been collected by the National Poetry Library, Senate House Library, and the Kings College London Special Collections. She is editor at Osmosis Press and a co-founder of the Crested Tit Collective. Briony is an Associate Member of the Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre and a participant in the Techne Embodied Practice Group. Twitter: @brihughespoet


    In my capacity as Visiting Lecturer and Prof. Redell Olsen's Teaching Assistant, I have taught across English and Creative Writing modules at Royal Holloway, including EN1105 Literature and Crisis, CW3010 Creative Writing Final Projects, CW1010 Introduction to Creative Writing, EN3301 Poetic Practice, and the Poetic Practice pathway of the Creative Writing MA. 


    I also teach at Brunel University London on the MA in Creative Writing. 


    I run practice-based workshops with Beyond Form Creative Writing, and am a tutor at the Brilliant Club. 

    External positions

    Editor, Osmosis Press