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Miriam Gamble is a poet and critic from Belfast. She studied at Oxford and at Queen’s University, Belfast, where she taught literature and creative writing while completing a PhD in contemporary British and Irish poetry. She is the deputy director of the MSc in Creative Writing by Online Learning, and the main poetry lecturer on the course.
Miriam’s first book, The Squirrels Are Dead, was published by Bloodaxe in 2010 and won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2011. Her second, Pirate Music, is forthcoming with Bloodaxe in 2014. She has also won the Eric Gregory Award, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award, and the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize. She enjoys reviewing, and participating in collaborative projects such as translation and writing in response to visual art; she is one of three editors on the online journal Poetry Proper.
Her research interests are mainly in modern and contemporary poetry, with particular emphases on Northern Irish poetry, poetic form, and the relationship between poetry and the political.
This article was published on Nov 26, 2012