Professor Anthony Caleshu
School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
I was educated in the United States and Ireland, receiving my BA English from Lafayette College (1988-1992), MFA Creative Writing/Poetry from University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (1993-1997) Ph.D. English from National University of Ireland, Galway (1998-2002).
Roles on external bodies
2010-2013, University of Birmingham, External Examiner, MA Creative Writing
2010, PhD English Literature, External, University of Manchester
2009, PhD External, Creative Writing, University of London
April 2006, External Consultant to Ruskin College, Oxford on their proposed 'BA English and Creative Writing' programme.
Peer reviewer for various journals and presses, including: University of Liverpool Press, Irish Association of American Studies Journal; Modern Philology (Chicago); Irish Centre for Poetry Studies Journal (POST); University of Dublin Press.
My teaching interests include Creative Writing, Contemporary Literature (poetry, fiction), and American Literature. I've supervised PhDs in Creative Writing (poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction), with dissertations in a wide variety of areas, including: contemporary Nepalese women's poetry, Japanese ekphrastic fiction, and early modern American women's narratives.
Creative Writing: 20th and 21st Century Poetry, Fiction, Drama
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
I've supervised a number of PhDs in Creative Writing (fiction and poetry), with critical dissertations on poets and topics as 'Painterly Poetics: Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Cole Swenson', Ekphrastic Possibilities in Modern Japanese Fiction; the Poetry of TS Eliot; and Contemporary Nepalese Women's Poetry.
Grants & contracts
Arts Council England, Individual Artists Grants: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, for editing and publishing of Short FICTION journal.
Romanian Cultural Institute, Start up Series Editor for the University of Plymouth Press Bid to publish 20 Romanian Writers Series, 2009-2011. One of the team responsible for granting of publishing award of £77,000 / annual from RCI.
- Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts Research (HuMPA)
- English and Creative Writing
- Moving Image Arts (MIA)
- Transatlantic Exchanges Forum
Of Whales: in Print, in Paint, in Sea, in Stars, in Coin, in House, in Margins. (Salt, 2010) -- Book of Poetry
Churchtown: The Tale of Suzy Delou and Faye Fiddle (Roast Books, 2008). Winner of 'Great Little Reads' competition -- A novella
The Siege of the Body and a Brief Respite (Salt, 2004) -- Book of Poetry
Founding Ed. Periplum,a small poetry press publishing pamphlets, books, broadsheets and digital interviews of poets in conversation with the editor. Authors include: Mark Ford, Peter Gizzi, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Heather Phillipson, and Edward Clarke
Reports & invited lectures
Recent keynote: 'The First International Conference on Creative Writing' (University of Macedonia, Greece, 2014).
Webpage for The Victor Poems (Shearsman 2015).
Webpage for In the Air: Essay on the Poetry of Peter Gizzi (Wesleyan University Press, 2018).