Dr Ann Matthews

Dr Ann Matthews

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Department of English & Creative Writing

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Teaches short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry to Undergraduates and Postgraduates.


Ann Matthews teaches Creative Writing across all forms, with a specific interest in identity and place. She is interested in the methodology and philosophy of collecting materials to write from; and in practical terms, through extensive fieldwork and archival research. She also researches and writes around the interpretation of ‘everyday living’ within fiction. This includes an interest in Dirty Realism and the use of non-standard English. She completed her third poetry collection, Home Turf , in 2020. Her poetry collections Strangeways (2014) and Losing Boundaries (2016) were published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press. Poems from the latter were displayed as part of the Blackpool Illuminations in 2015. Her poems have been published in Blackbox Manifold, Tears in the Fence, Shearsman Magazine, Shadow Train, Litmus, Poem Art Threat and A Glimpse of/ a hybrid form of narrative e-magazine. Her short stories have been published in Beatification Magazine, London Journal of Fiction, Indigo Journal and StepAway Magazine. She is currently completing her fourth poetry collection Sphere (SY23 and beyond) and working on an innovative anti-autobiography. Fringes about life and underground music in Wales in the 1990s.


Matthews, A 2020, Home Turf. Knives, Forks, and Spoons Press.
Matthews, A 2016, Losing Boundaries. Knives, Forks, and Spoons Press, newton le willows.
Matthews, A 2014, Strangeways. Knives, Forks, and Spoons Press, Newton le Willows.
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