meThank you for visiting my website.

I am an academic, poet and author based in Edinburgh.

My first monograph Larkin’s Travelling Spirit (Palgrave MacMillan) was published in January 2021 upon the completion of my PhD. Currently, I am editor of the arts journal DementiArts, produced by Capital Theatres, and co-editor of About Larkin, the journal of the Philip Larkin Society.

My poetry, reviews and articles have been published widely in journals such as Orbis, Gutter, The London Magazine and Glass. Several have won prizes, including the Charles Causley Poetry Prize and Red Cross Poetry Prize.  

While completing my PhD, I became fascinated by the behaviour of a local cat, prompting me to create the weblog Library Cat. This went on to become a book entitled Library Cat: The Observations of a Thinking Cat, before being translated into Korean, French and Italian. More about the strange journey to publishing Library Cat can be found via the Library Cat link above!

I also love cats, trains, doing impressions, playing the piano and technology.

Do enjoy having a little look around my website, which contains extracts of my work, musings, and the all-important pictures of my cat Tabitha! 

My academic projects are represented by Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan Associates


Twitter: @alexwritings

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