Miriam Gamble



Originally from Belfast, Miriam Gamble moved to Scotland in 2010 and joined the department as a creative writing lecturer in 2012. Her poetry collections are The Squirrels Are Dead (2010), which won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2011, Pirate Music (2014) and What Planet (2019), all published by Bloodaxe. She also writes essays, and enjoys participating in collaborative projects such as translation and writing in response to visual art.

Miriam 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.


BA, English Language and Literature, University of Oxford (2001)

MA, Modern Literary Studies, Queen's University of Belfast (2003)

PhD, Form, Genre and Lyric Subjectivity in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, Queen's University of Belfast (2008)

Undergraduate teaching

English Literature 2

Postgraduate teaching

Creative Writing MSc Core Course

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Arthur Allen (Creative Writing: Poetry)

Lauren Pope (Creative Writing: Poetry)

Alex Smith (Creative Writing: Poetry)


Past PhD students supervised

Jonathan Bay (Creative Writing: Poetry)

Maria Fusco (Creative Writing: Fiction)

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