Dr Agnes Lehoczky
Room 5.15, Jessop West
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I am Convenor of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Creative Writing and Lecturer in Creative Writing.
I am a poet, academic 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. My previous poetry collections published in the UK are Budapest to Babel (Egg Box Publishing, 2008), Rememberer (Egg Box Publishing, 2012) and Carillonneur (Shearsman Books, 2014). I also have three poetry collections in Hungarian: ikszedik stáció (Universitas, 2000), Medalion (Universitas, Budapest, 2002) and Palimpszeszt (Magyar Napló, Budapest, 2015). I was the winner of the Arthur Welton Poetry Award 2010 and the inaugural winner of the Jane Martin Prize for Poetry at Girton College, Cambridge, in 2011. I was Hungary’s representative poet for Poetry Parnassus at Southbank Centre during London’s Cultural Olympiad in Summer 2012. My collection of essays, Poetry, the Geometry of the Living Substance on the poetry of Ágnes Nemes Nagy, was published in 2011, and my libretto commissioned by Writers’ Centre Norwich & The Voice Project was performed at Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2011. I co-edited Sheffield Anthology; Poems from the City Imagined (Smith / Doorstop, 2012) with Adam Piette. My chapbook, Poems from the Swimming Pool with some of the early work on swimming pools, was published by Constitutional Information in 2015 and my pamphlet, Pool Epitaphs and Other Love Letters, was published by Boiler House Press in 2017. My latest full collection Swimming Pool came out by Shearsman Books (Autumn, 2017) and I've recently co-edited The World Speaking Back To Denise Riley with Zoë Skoulding (Boiler House Press, 2018). I am currently co-editing Wretched Strangers, an anthology of poets’ writing on transnationalism, out from Boiler House Press (2018). I am Co-director for the Centre for Poetry and Poetics, University of Sheffield.
|Research and Writing||
My research focuses on 20th century and contemporary poetry and prose; on phenomenology; the correlation which interlinks inner and outer geographies, such as psyche (memory, history and selves), language (of the poem)/art and transnational, transcultural landscapes; the synergy of both feeling and thinking; the symbiosis which exists in liminalities, paradoxes and perpetual crisis within the poetic/artistic space.
I am the poetry editor of Route 57 and Blackbox Manifold’s contributing advisors.
I am Convenor of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Creative Writing.
At present I convene both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Creative Writing within the School of English. At Undergraduate Level I teach Level 1 Introduction to Creative Writing (Lit 109 /Autumn & Lit 111/Spring); Level 2 Creating Poetry (Lit219/Spring) and Level 3 Creative Writing Poetry (Lit3063/Autumn).
At Postgraduate level I teach Creative Writing Poetry 2 (Lit 6044) and Prose 2 (lit6042) in the Spring term within the MA in Creative Writing Programme. I also contribute to the teaching of Contemporary British Poetry (Lit 6150/Autumn) as well as to Narrative: Story, Structure, Meaning (EGH640).
I contribute to Level 1 Studying Poetry (Lit 108/Spring) with lectures and seminars.
I supervise PhDs in Creative Writing (Poetry) and the creative component of PhD students' research in poetry.
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.
I am a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
Only full collections and major works are listed.
Recent Editorial Work
Honours and Poetry Awards
Journals & Anthologies:
My work appeared in: English (Oxford Journals), Blackbox Manifold, PN Review, Molly Bloom, Datableed, Para-text, Atlantis (Spirit Duplicator), The Wolf, 3:AM Magazine, Locomotive Journal, Long Poem Magazine, Poetry Wales, electric-wood-spectra (Arc Furnace), citybooks, The Ofi Press, S/S/Y/K (Issues 1-5), In Their Own Words (Salt), Dear World and Everyone in It (Bloodaxe), The Other Room (anthology), The Sheffield Anthology (Smith/Doorstop) & Free Verse and elsewhere. My work translated into various languages also appeared in Kluger Hans, Confluences Poetiques, Arterie, но поезия /No Poesia & citybooks.
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