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2014 Warwick Transatlantic Fellowship

I am delighted to be in receipt of a Transatlantic Fellowship for this year. This affords me the opportunity of returning to Dartmouth College, NH, to study more of the Robert Frost documents which are held there. I will also have the opportunity to meet with academics to discuss both Hardy and Frost.

Fulbright American Studies Scholarship 2013-2014

Incredibly, I had the opportunity to go out to America for two months in the summer of 2013 to further my PhD research. I was touring different institutions to look at original Frost/Hardy manuscripts and to meet with renowned scholars to discuss memory within verse. The institutions I visited were as follows:

  • The University of Virginia, Charlottesville
  • Yale University, New Haven (CT)
  • Harvard University, Boston (MA)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston (MA)
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover (NH)

I kept a daily blog while in America and you can read about my trip in detail by going to Mnemerica - looking for memory in American poetry. As well as sampling the food and culture, I also became known for leaving origami dinosaurs in world-famous libraries, and for being accompanied by a small furry hedgehog.

Other achievements

  • 2013 British Association of American Studies Ambassador's Award (Postgraduate), for an essay on 1920s dance cultures in American fiction
  • Poem published in Acumen 69, Acumen Literary Journal (January 2011)
  • Commended in the Cafe Writers Open Poetry Competition 2010
  • Highly commended Torbay Open Poetry Competition 2010
  • Shortlisted 2009 Bridport Poetry Prize
  • William Barcroft Scholarship 2007-2009, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
  • Winner of Larkum Reading Competition, 2007, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge


UVAThe rotunda at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Sterling Memorial LibraryInside the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University

Frost BustThe bust of Robert Frost in Dartmouth College's Rauner Library