Dr Joanne Dixon

Job: Lecturer in Creative Writing

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: Ext. 4773

E: joanne.dixon@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Joanne Dixon is a poet and lecturer in creative writing. Her poems appear in a range of journals and anthologies, including 'New Walk', 'The Interpreter's House', 'Furies' (For Books’ Sake, 2014), 'In Transit' (The Emma Press, 2018), '25' (Shoestring Press, 2019), 'The Ekphrastic Review' (June, 2020) and 'Places of Poetry: Mapping the Nation in Verse' (Oneworld, 2020). Her debut poetry pamphlet, 'A Woman in the Queue', was published by Melos Press in 2016. Her first collection, 'Purl' (Shoestring Press) launched in July 2020. Dixon’s article on Alice Oswald can be found at C21: Journal of 21st Century Writings: https://doi.org/10.16995/c21.588.

Joanne reads her work across the East Midlands and in 2018 she visited Estonia to present her poems at the Crazy Tartu Festival. She has worked on poetry projects with Bilborough Sixth Form College, Nottingham Contemporary, St. Ann’s Allotments and UNESCO Cities of Literature in Poland, Estonia, Ireland and the UK. Working with UNESCO Cities of Literature and Nottingham Trent University, she co-edited a collection of new writing from European writers: 'Writing the Contemporary: Poetry and Postcards from UNESCO Cities of Literature' (Trent Editions, 2019).

Research group affiliations

Institute of English

Research interests/expertise

Creative Writing; Creative Practice as Research; Contemporary British Women's Poetry

Areas of teaching

Creative Writing


PhD in Creative Writing (Nottingham Trent University); MA in Creative Writing (NTU)

Courses taught

CREW 1000: Exploring Creative Writing; CREW 2000: Word, Image, Sound; CREW 2001: Writing Place; CREW 2013: Personal Projects; CREW 3000: Portfolio; CREW 5010: MA: Research and Audiences

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