Dr Gavin Goodwin

BA and MA (Cardiff) PhD (Surrey)

Dr Gavin Goodwin


Department of English & Creative Writing

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Gavin’s research interests include: creativity and mental health; twentieth and twenty-first century poetry (especially the poetry of the Objectivists and work informed by that tradition); literary representations of class and work; literature and music; the personal essay; and writing with an environmental/ecological focus.. Gavin’s poetry, criticism, and creative non-fiction have appeared in a range of magazines and journals. He is the author of Creativity and Anxiety: Making, Meaning, Experience (Palgrave, 2023), and two pamphlets of poetry, Estate Fragments (KFS, 2014) and Blue Rain (Cinnamon Press, 2018). Gavin is also co-director of Contempo, the Centre for Contemporary Poetry run collaboratively between five UK universities.


Yallop, J, Yallop, J (ed.), Bakhti, AN, Francis, M & Goodwin, G 2023, Dream Latin: Writing the Subconscious. Broken Sleep University Press.
Goodwin, G 2019, 'Beyond the Page: The Formal Possibilities of Thomas A. Clark', Writing in Practice, vol. 5.
Goodwin, G 2019, The Fox and the Foil Mill. in G Davies (ed.), New Welsh Reader. Summer 2019 edn, vol. 120, New Welsh Review Ltd, pp. 8-11.
Goodwin, G 2018, Blue Rain. Cinnamon Press, Gwynedd.
Goodwin, G 2017, 'Bottlenose' and 'The Greenhouse Effect'. in Poetry Wales. 1 edn, vol. 53, pp. 76-77.
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