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Briony Hughes

Dr, Miss

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Briony (she/her) is a poet and lecturer in Creative Writing. She completed her Techne AHRC-funded PhD in 2024. She is the 2023/2024 Poet in Residence at the University of Surrey and has previously taught on the Creative Writing MA programme at Brunel University and Beyond Form Creative Writing. Her publications include Rhizomes (Broken Sleep Books), Milk (Hem Press), Dorothy (Broken Sleep Books), Microsporidial (Sampson Low), and RHIZOME or TAPROOT (Paper View Books). Her limited-edition artists’ books have been collected by the National Poetry Library, The British Library, Senate House Library, The Bodleian, and the Kings College London Special Collections. She is editor at Osmosis Press and a co-founder of the Crested Tit Collective. She co-edits the HOW(ever) How2 Digital Archive Project at SUNY Buffalo, and the poetry feature in Resurgence and Ecologist magazine.

Research interests

- Hydropoetics

- Ecopoetry and Ecocriticsm 

- Visual Poetry, Object Poetry, and Performance

- Interdisciplinarity 

- Small Press Publishing

- Bookarts

- Feminist and queer publishing networks

- North American Innovative Poetry

- Charles Olson and Kathleen Fraser

- Eco-education and the arts/humanities

- Exhibition Curation


Briony has been recently appointed to lead the MA in Poetry. She has previously taught across undergraduate and postgraduate modules in both Creative Writing and English. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

External positions

Editor in Chief, Osmosis Press

Poetry Editor, Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine

Editor: How(ever) How2 Digital Archive, SUNY-Buffalo


  • English literature