patrick wright


The Open University, PhD in Creative Writing, 2016-present

University of Manchester, MA in Creative Writing, Distinction, 2012-2014

University of Manchester, PhD in English and American Studies, 2007, funded by the AHRC

University of Manchester, MA in English and American Studies, Distinction, 2003, funded by the AHRC

Manchester Metropolitan University, BA in History of Art and Design, First Class Hons., 2002

Manchester Metropolitan University, Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design, 1999


Recently published work (a selection): 

'Some Deformed Fukushima Daisies', Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing, date forthcoming

'Echoes', Ink, Sweat and Tears, September 2017

'The Bungalow' and 'Among the Moonfish', Poetry Space, Spring Showcase, March 2017

'Une Ville Abandonée', London GripMarch 2017

'Rockets and Blue Lights', The Ekphrastic Review, January 2017

'Alter Ego', Plenitude Magazine, February 2017

'Lighthouse', Ground Fresh Thursday, January 2017

'The Waiting Room', The Reader, forthcoming 2017

'The Bungalow' and 'The Thing', Degenerate Literature, Issue 11, November 2016

'Love Song on Longwave' and 'Summer', Melancholy Hyperbole, Summer 2016

'What You Call Your "Winter Mode"', London Magazine, Summer 2016

'The Clown Painting' and 'Summer', Ghostlight, Autumn 2016

'Before It All Starts Up', Poetry Quarterly, Prolific Press, Spring 2016

'Nullaby', 'The Ghost Room', 'Elisions', and 'The End', Agenda, featured poet, Spring 2016

'Homecoming' and 'Revenant', Iota (Templar Poetry), Issue 95, Spring 2016

'Slight Astigmatism' and 'Spider', Ricochet Review, Volume 4, Spring 2016

'The Blind Photographer', Second Prize in Carers UK Creative Writing Competition, judged by Cheryl Moskowitz, published in Caring Magazine, January 2016

Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, ('Before It All Starts Up'), 2015

'It Starts with Her Awkward Hairline', Ink, Sweat and Tears, Spring 2016

'What Happened to Nan?', Lunch Ticket, Winter/Spring 2016

'Ghost Story', London Grip, December 2015

'Intermissions', Brittle Star, Issue 37, October 2015

'Hightown', Allegro, Issue 8, March 2016

'Angel of the Cosmos (The Mural)', 'The Mania Doll on Southport Pier', Agenda, December 2015

various poems, The Manchester Anthology 2014, Ed. Sarah-Clare Conlon (Manchester: Centre for New Writing, 2014)

Fallen Pictures (Oneiros Books, 2012)

Academic publications (a selection): 

'Empathising with Bog Bodies: Seamus Heaney and the Feminine Sublime', Brief Encounters, Issue 1, No. 1, March 2017.

'Critical Intimacy: L.S. Lowry and the Art of Ekphrasis', Extremity and Excess, Ed. Elinor Taylor et. al., University of Salford (September 2012), 179-198.

'A Timeless Sublime: Reading the Feminine Sublime in the Discourse of the Sacred', Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, Volume 15, Number 2, August 2010, 85-100.

'Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls and the Subject of Annihilation', Mystics Quarterly, Volume 35, Numbers 3-4, September-December 2009, 63-98.

'Giorgio de Chirico's Uncanny Muse', Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological Psychology, and the Arts, Volume 12, Issue 1, Summer/Fall 2009.

'Coleridge's Translucence: A Failed Transcendence?', Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, Issue 50, 2008.

'Rapturous Visions: Mysticism, the Sublime and the Discourse of Sacrifice', PhD thesis supervised by Professor Terry Eagleton, Joule Theses, University of Manchester, 2007, 325 pages.


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The Open University, Associate Lecturer (taught modules include 'The Arts Past and Present' and 'Voices, Texts and Material Culture'), 2008-present

Manchester Metropolitan University, Associate Lecturer in History of Art and Design, 2008-2012

University of Salford, Associate Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Theory, 2009-2012

University of Manchester, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2006-2007