Patrick Wright has a forthcoming poetry collection, Shadows on the Ceiling, published by Eyewear (2019). He also has a pamphlet, Nullaby (2017), with the same publisher. He has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and was included in The Best New British and Irish Poets 2018 anthology, judged by Maggie Smith.
He also writes short stories, creative non-fiction, and place writing. His poems have appeared in several online and print journals including Agenda, Wasafiri, The High Window, The Reader, Brittle Star, London Magazine, Iota, and Envoi.
He teaches English Literature and Creative Writing with the Open University and is Contributing Editor of Write Out Loud.
His academic writing is on modern and contemporary English Literature. His research engages with poetry particularly, and word/image relationships. He has written on a wide range of poets and literary figures, including Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Bishop, and Michael Symmons Roberts.
His current PhD in Creative Writing is supervised by Jane Yeh and Siobhan Campbell (at the Open University), and develops an original approach to writing about images, with a focus on abstract and monochromatic paintings such as those by Kazimir Malevich, Robert Rauschenberg, and Idris Kahn.
He is interested in the uncanny, dark tourism, English eerie, place writing, and ekphrasis. He prefers poetry that is accessible, moves the reader, and experiments with hybrid forms.