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Prof. Paul (Oz) Hardwick is an international award-winning poet and academic, with a particular interest in prose poetry, whose work has been published and performed internationally in and on diverse media. He has published thirteen well-received poetry collections, a number of collaborative works, and has had several hundred individual poems in anthologies and journals. He has edited and co-edited numerous anthologies, and has published articles on poetics and Creative Writing practice and pedagogy. Oz has contributed to many international conferences - including organising the first UK prose peotry conference in 2019 - and has spoken and read his work at numerous festivals, and has held residencies in the UK, Europe, the US, and Australia.

Prof. Hardwick has a Doctor of Philosophy in English medieival vernacular anticlericalism from the University of York, and has published widely on medieval literature and art, including the monograph 'English Medieval Misericords:The Margins of Meaning' Boydell, 2011).

The unifying strand which is common to all Prof.Hardwick's work is an interest in the dialogue between media, and he is currently engaged in a collaborative international work on ekphrasis.

Research interests

The main focus of my Creative Practice and research is upon prose poetry. I have published a number of sole collections and several collaborative volumes, along with hundreds of individual poems in anthologies and journals. I am also co-editor (with Anne Caldwell) of The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry (Valley Press, 2019) and Prose Poetry in Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2022). More generally, I have published on poetics and creative practice, and am currently working on a number of projects in the area of ekphrasis.

I have in the past published widely on medieval art and literature and on their post-medieval appropriation, and this remains a research interest. My monograph, English Medieval Misericords: The Margins of Meaning, was published by Boydell in 2011, with a paperback edition following in 2013, and I have published numerous articles and book chapters on the literary contexts of marginal iconography, and on how the medieval has been employed by later writers, in contexts as diverse as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and progressive rock musicians.

What has linked all my research over more than thirty years in academia – and creative practice for longer – is a passionate curiosity about margins, boundaries, and interfaces, between genres, between media, between time periods, and between people.

Teaching and Administration

ENG7643: Breaking the Rules: Experimental Writing (Co-ordinator/Tutor)

ENG6714: Dissertation (Supervisor)

ENG6803: Writing Project (Tutor)

HUM7103: Reading as a Writer (Tutor)

HUM7133: Poetry Workshop 1 (Co-ordinator/Tutor)

HUM7143: Poetry Workshop 2 (Co-ordinator/Tutor)

HUM7166: Dissertation (Supervisor)

PhD: Supervision of three students.



Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of York

Award Date: 1 Jun 1997

Master of Arts, University of York

Award Date: 1 Jun 1994

Bachelor of Arts, University of York

Award Date: 1 Jun 1992

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA27 - English Language and Literature


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