I am a poet and writing tutor, and a lecturer at the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter.
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My research is in the field of poetry in education. I am co-convener of the ESRC Seminar Series Poetry Matters. My current projects include working with Bath Festivals’ The Write Team on a project about the impact of creative writers working in schools. My recent research on teachers’ conceptualisations of poetry has been published in English Teaching: Practice and Critique and Language and Education.
Making Poetry Matter, co-edited with Sue Dymoke and Andrew Lambirth and based on the Poetry Matters Seminar Series, is due from Continuum in 2013.
I have held writing residencies at The Poetry Society, The Times Educational Supplement, The Poetry Trust, Apples and Snakes and Tate Britain. My books include The Poetry Book for Primary Schools (1998) and Creativity in Primary Education (2009).Follow @awilsonpoet
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