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Professor David Morley FRSL

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Teaching Focus: Poetry

National Teaching Fellow

Warwick Writing Programme

School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures

Office Hours: On study leave 2023-24

Professor David Morley teaches poetry in the Warwick Writing Programme. He is a winner of a National Teaching Fellowship and a Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence. His books include Fury, a Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best Collection, The Magic of What’s There, The Gypsy and the Poet, Enchantment and The Invisible Kings. David wrote the bestselling The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing. He also pioneered podcasting in creative writing through his Slow Poetry and Writing Challenges projects. He won the Ted Hughes Award for The Invisible Gift: Selected Poems, and is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature and Fellow of The English Association. He has supervised many successful doctoral students and welcomes new proposals for PhDs in poetic practice.
  • National Teaching Fellowship
  • Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry
  • Forward Prize Poetry Finalist
  • Cholmondeley Award for Poetry
  • Gregory Award for Poetry
  • Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature
  • Fellow of The English Association
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
PublicationsLink opens in a new window
  • FURY
  • The Invisible Gift: Selected Poems
  • The Magic of What’s There
  • The Gypsy and the Poet
  • Enchantment
  • The Rose of the Moon
  • The Night of the Day
  • The Invisible Kings
  • Scientific Papers
  • The Gift: New Writing for the NHS
  • The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing
  • The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing
Undergraduate Teaching

Modes of Writing

The Practice of Poetry

Personal Writing Project


PhD supervision available for poetic practice

MA Writing Poetry