Mr Dominic McLoughlin

Supervised by

Research interests

Poetry; Creative writing; Elizabeth Bishop; Reading as a writer

Thesis title

Pennyfields-- a volume of poetry; and Two Best Friends: Reading as a Writer in Elizabeth Bishop and May Swenson-- a critical thesis


Professor Jo Shapcott

Professor Robert Hampson

Personal profile

Recent publications

Two poems in Ambit (Issue 216, Spring 2014)

Four poems in Days of Roses Anthology (eds D Ryan & M Engelund, 2011)

'The Problem of Identity' in Poetry Review (Vol.100, No.2, Summer 2010)

Conference papers

'The Veil: towards a poetics of the unsayable', a panel presentation for The Power of the Word: Poetry, Theology and Life at Heythrop College, University of London with the Institute of English Studies, 17-18 June, 2011


Writer in Residence at Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, USA, August 2008 & August 2009


-Visiting Lecturer Heythrop College, University of London 2015-present

CS301 Poetry and Human Thought

-Visiting Lecturer RHUL MA Creative Writing 2009-2012

EN5114 Supplementary Discourses (Poetry)

EN5116 Reading as a Writer


Authors' Club, Institute of English Studies, National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), Poetry Society

Educational background

Birkbeck, University of London, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling

Goldsmiths College, University of London, PG Diploma Creative Writing

University of Birmingham, BA (Hons) Philosophy

Other work

2nd Prize Winner National Poetry Competition, 2005

'Any-angled light: diversity and inclusion through teaching poetry in health and social care' in Creative Writing in Health and Social Care ed Fiona Sampson (JKP, 2003) pp170-188

'The Story of Mashed Potato' in Critical Quarterly (Routledge, Vol 32. No. 2, 1990) pp8-14

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