Ms Caroline Harris

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Personal profile

Caroline Harris is a poet, writer, publisher and educator who is currently a PhD student in the English department at Royal Holloway and editor for the forthcoming non-fiction collection The M-Word: Reclaiming the Menopause Conversation (Flint/The History Press, October 2020).

Her interdisciplinary practice-based PhD brings together innovative digital and material poetries of deer, the poetics of nonhuman others (including in the work of Pascale Petit, Alice Oswald, Joy Harjo) and current philosophical, cultural and ecological theory. Her research interests cross experimental poetics, literature, animal studies, the materialist turn in philosophy, translation (between media and species), aesthetics, feminist theory.

Caroline’s debut poetry pamphlet and artist’s bookwork ‘SCRUB management handbook no.1 Mere’ was commissioned through an open call by Singing Apple Press (2018). Copies are held in the collections of the National Poetry Library and Bodleian Library. She is also the author of Ms Harris’s Book of Green Household Management (John Murray, 2009), a YA novel and non-fiction books for children. Scholarly activity includes a chapter in Contemporary Publishing and the Culture of Books (Routledge), forthcoming in January 2020.  

The SCRUB project research e-portfolio can be viewed on the Bath Spa University depository. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17870/bathspa.c.4697198.v1

Educational background

She holds a BA (Hons) from Cambridge and gained a Distinction in the MA Creative Writing (Poetry) from Royal Holloway, for which she was awarded the University of London Prize. 

Other work

Previously, Caroline has had careers in journalism (The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph), book publishing and as Course Leader of the BA Publishing (Combined) at Bath Spa University. She is co-director of Harris + Wilson, which collaborates with authors and brands to produce high-spec illustrated non-fiction books for world-leading publishers (Little Brown, Octopus, Laurence King).

She is working towards the first poetry publication with her Small Birds Press, due to be launched in 2020.  

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