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Whether you are a student or organisation, would like to study for an MA or PhD at Royal Holloway or have a more general interest in contemporary poetry, there are many ways that you can engage with the Poetics Research Centre.

‘… a centre of excellence and a hotbed for talent’

Alec Newman, Knives Forks and Spoons Press


‘the RHUL Poetics Research Centre is among the main players shaping contemporary writing in the UK and beyond’

Richard Capener, Hem Press


Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for news and upcoming events. 

To find out more, email and check out the centre’s pages including our new Poetic Practice Now showcase and archive. 

The image above shows Poetic Practice students experimenting with hand-set letterpress printing.

Check out the Pathways in Poetic Practice page to discover more about the different routes and levels available at Royal Holloway. 

If you have an interest in pursuing research into the history of avant-garde and innovative poetics, or trying to find out more about how to combine an approach to practice-led research and critical writing through a practice-based PhD, the People page will introduce you to the key staff members, alongside the work of current doctoral researchers, who are Associate Members of the centre.

The Poetics Research Centre runs readings, seminars and other events, which are advertised through its Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as on the Poetic Practice Now website. 

Do get in touch on if you are interested in collaborating on projects, or would like to find out more about the centre’s work. 

The Poetics Research Centre runs readings, seminars and other events, which are advertised through its Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

The Poetic Practice Now website contains articles, recordings and interviews that make up a valuable archive of contemporary poetry and creative practice related to the Poetics Research Centre and its members. 

The centre and its members welcome enquiries about contributing to readings, exhibitions, events and projects. Please see the People page to find out more about the work of particular members.  

The centre is also keen to form partnerships, whether with councils, community groups or charities, or with arts, research and policy institutions. 

Please in the first instance contact the director of the Poetics Research Centre,

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