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    Mr Michael Blackburn

    Senior Lecturer

    School of English & Journalism
    College of Arts

    About Michael Blackburn

    Michael is a well-established poet and writer, with many years’ experience in publishing, tutoring and literature promotion. He is a former editor on Stand Magazine; founder-editor of Sunk Island Publishing; first Literature Animateur (Literature Development Officer) for Lincolnshire (1988 - 1993); Writer in Residence on the Internet (c/o Channel and Arts Council, 1995) and Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Lincoln University, 2005 - 2008.

    Since 1984 he has had over a dozen titles published. He is a columnist for the online magazine, The Fortnightly Review, and is a regular on Siren Radio’s Inspired On Air programme. His personal archive is now housed in the Special Collections at Leeds University Library.

    Department Responsibilities

    First Year: Introduction to Literary Studies (Coordinator); Early Victorian Literature; Late Victorian and Edwardian Literature.

    Third Year: supervisor, Independent Study creative writing dissertations.

    MA Creative Writing: tutor and module coordinator (Poetry, Life Writing, and Production and Publication); Coordinator, PGT Getting Started Creative Writing MA; contributor to MA 21st Century Literature.

    Director of The Writing Centre.

    Manager of social media for English.

    Level 2 Year Tutor.

    Subject Specialism

    Poetry. Intermedia. The works of Ken Smith.


    • MA English Literature — University of Leeds, 1977
    • BA English Literature — University of Leeds, 1976


    • Arts Council Writing Bursary — 2004
    • Arts Council Writing Bursary — 1996

    Professional Affiliations

    External Activities and Consultancy

    External Examiner, English and Creative Writing, Swansea University, 2014-present.

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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