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About Dr Sam Kemp

Dr Sam Kemp is Assistant Professor in Creative Writing at Northeastern University London. He’s a widely published poet and his work has been featured in international journals and anthologies. His teaching specialisms include contemporary poetry and poetics, hybrid and experimental writing, dramatic writing, and aspects of professional writing practice. Sam read for his MA in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Gloucestershire and completed his PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Plymouth.



PhD Creative Writing (University of Plymouth)

PGCAP (University of Plymouth)

MA Creative and Critical Writing (University of Gloucestershire)

BA (Hons) Creative Writing (University of Gloucestershire)

Dr Sam Kemp's Research

Dr Sam Kemp is a practice-based researcher who specialises in the poetics of place and radical artistic processes, particularly those relating to walking and the landscape, as well as digital and visual poetics. His research interests also include British pastoral poetry, nostalgia, mythogeography, biographical writing and archival practices.


Publications (Critical)

Walking through: Nostalgia, Mythogeography and the Rural Dérive in Peter Riley’s Alstonefield [article] (New Writing: 2022)

The Documentary Drift: Lutyens, Cockington and Poetry [chapter] (Walking Bodies: 2017)


Publications (Recent Creative)

ZX Spectrum – ANMLY

Moonshot (extract) – Unlost Journal

A Metal Window Dictionary (lut lut lut extract) – MIR Online


In Progress

Maps to Arkham [poetry sequence]

Maps to Arkham: Lovecraft, Landscape and Visual Poetry [article]

Defining the Radical in Skoulding’s Pastoralism [chapter]

Dr Sam Kemp's Teaching

Sam has taught across numerous levels and specialisms and leads the Writer’s Craft and Writer’s Voice courses. He’s a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an experienced teacher of poetry, prose and playwriting.