Dr Agnes Lehoczky
Room 5.15, Jessop West
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I am a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Sheffield.
I am a poet, scholar and translator. I studied for my Masters in English and Hungarian Literature at Pázmány Péter University of Hungary (1994-2001) then completed a Creative Writing MA in Poetry at the University of East Anglia with a distinction in 2006.
I obtained a PhD in Critical and Creative Writing at UEA in 2011. The research ran under the supervision of Professor Denise Riley, Dr George Szirtes and Dr Jeremy Noel-Tod where I was also teaching Creative Writing Poetry and Prose modules on the Undergraduate Programme in 2008-2010.
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My research focuses on modernist and contemporary poetry and post-modern prose, particularly on the correlation between the psyche and urban landscapes, between (inner and outer) geographies and the stratigraphy of language. My main interest and research focus on the structural, poetic, psychological space of the prose poem.
I am also a poet and translator with six collections of poems published: the most recent one Carillonneur was my third collection in English published in 2014 by Shearsman.
I was the recipient of the Arthur Welton Poetry Award and I was selected as the winner of the Daniil Pashkoff Prize 2010 administered by International Writers Ink.
In 2011 I was awarded as the winner of the Jane Martin National Poetry Prize of Girton College, Cambridge. The judge was poet and scholar Dr Ian Patterson.
My collection of essays on the poetry of Agnes Nemes Nagy Poetry, the Geometry of the Living Substance was published in 2011 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
I was the representative poet of Hungary for Poetry Parnassus at Southbank Centre for London’s Cultural Olympiad in Summer, 2012.
At present I am Poet in Residence for the Furnace Park-Project within Occursus; see link:
I am the poetry editor of Route 57’s and one of Blackbox Manifold’s contributing advisors.
At present I teach and convene all Creative Writing modules and courses at Undergraduate Level: for Level 1 Introduction to Creative Writing (Lit 109 /Autumn & Lit 111/Spring); Level 2 Creating Poetry (Lit219/Autumn) and Level 3 Writing Fiction (Lit3015/Spring ). I teach Creative Writing Fiction (Lit 6041/Autumn) and Poetry (Lit 6044)on the MA Creative Writing Pathway Programme. I contribute to the teaching of Contemporary British Poetry (Lit 6150/Autumn) as well as with lectures to Level 1 Studying Poetry (Lit 108/Spring) and Level 3 Contemporary Literature (Lit 303)
In 2010/2011 I was also a creative writing assistant working on a year-long project with Professor Simon Armitage, Professor Adam Piette, Dr Joanna Gavins, Dr Duco Van Oostrum and Dr Sara Whitely for the University of Sheffield in collaboration with Ann and Peter Sansom of 'The Poetry Business' at Bank Street Arts.
Along with teaching creative writing, I am also the editor of Route 57’s Poetry Section and I run various other extra curricular creative writing projects at the University of Sheffield with Professor Adam Piette.
Prior to teaching Creative Writing at the University of Sheffield, I taught Creative Writing for several years on the undergraduate programme at UEA.
Only full collections and major works are listed.
Honours and Poetry Awards
Most recent publications (poems, essays and articles in English)
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