South West Writers

Andy Brown

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About the Author

Andy Brown is one of the South West’s best known poets. He is Director of Creative Writing at Exeter University and the author of 7 full collections of poetry, including EXURBIA (Worple Press, 2014), THE FOOL AND THE PHYSICIAN (Salt, 2012) and GOOSE MUSIC (with John Burnside) (Salt, 2008). He is the co-editor of A BODY OF WORK: Poetry and Medical Writing (Bloomsbury, forthcoming) and of 4 other books about poetry. His current work explores the relationships between Medicine, Poetry and the Arts. He was previously a Centre Director for the Arvon Foundation at Totleigh Barton, and tutors for Arvon and for the Poetry School.

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Recent Publications

The Fool And the Physician , Salt Publishing
Goose Music, with John Burnside , Salt Publishing
Fall of the Rebel Angels: poems 1996-2006 , Salt Publishing
Hunting the Kinnayas , Stride
The Trust Territory , Heaventree

Current Events/Projects

Director, Creative Writing, Exeter University
Co-Director of Exeter University’s Medical Humanities strand: Arts, Aesthetics and Culture.
Co-editing A BODY OF WORK: Poetry and Medical Writing
Developing a major international research project on Poetry, Visual Culture and Disease 1750-present
Editing THE WRITING OCCURS AS SONG: Essays on the Poetry of Kelvin Corcoran (Shearsman, 2014)

Awards and Residencies

Arvon Centre Director 1996-2002
Recipient of Arts Council funding , 2002-2012
HASS Award for Medical Humanities , 2013 , Exeter University

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Contact Details

Queens Building, The Queens Drive, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon. EX4 4QH.