I am a poet and PhD student with research interests in contemporary poetry, bereavement poetry, creative writing pedagogy and the role of creative writing in therapeutic and community contexts.
My current research project explores how creative writing can benefit individuals bereaved by addiction. In particular, it examines the impact creative writing has on adults who have accessed, or are currently accessing, services offered by organisations specialising in bereavement or family addiction across England and Wales.
My first collection, More than you were, was shortlisted for the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition in 2015 and was published by Parthian Books in 2017. The book tour for this debut has stopped in over 25 cities across 5 countries, including the UK, USA, Costa Rica, Switzerland and Romania. More than you were is currently being translated into Spanish for a Latin America tour in 2019/2020.
My poetry and short stories have featured in over 40 publications including The London Magazine, Planet Magazine, Acumen and The Interpreter’s House. I am also the Poetry Editor of The Cardiff Review.
More information is available at christinathatcher.com.