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Chris Jones

Doctor Christopher William Jones

Senior Lecturer

Summary

Chris Jones is a poet and collaborator on artistic projects. He is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University.

  • About

    I was awarded an Eric Gregory Award for my poetry in 1996. From 1997 to 1999 I worked as a writer-in-residence at Nottingham Prison. I have also worked in adult education institutions and tutored on a number of creative writing residencies over the past twenty years.

    I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Hallam, having joined the university on a permanent basis in 2007. In 2007 I published my first full-length collection, The Safe House, with Shoestring Press. My poem ‘Sentences’, published in the magazine Staple, was nominated for the Forward Best Single Poem Prize 2011. The work appears in The Forward Book of Poetry 2011. In 2013 I published a chapbook with Shoestring Press entitled Jigs and Reels.

    In June 2015 I published my second full-length poetry collection Skin with Longbarrow Press. In early 2021 I will publish another pamphlet collection with Longbarrow Press entitled Little Piece of Harm.

    Poetry, artistic collaboration, the process of writing creatively

  • Teaching

    Department of Humanities

    Social Sciences and Arts

    Creative Writing

    BA CW, BAE,

    Writing Now, Creative Writing Poetry, Major Project

  • Research

    Developing a verse novel; completing other poems toward my next collection

    Paul Evans (artist). See website for more details

  • Publications

    Books

    Jones, C. (2015). Skin. Sheffield: Longbarrow Press. https://longbarrowpress.com/current-publications/chris-jones/

    Jones, C. (2013). Jigs and reels. Nottingham: Shoestring Press.

    Theses / Dissertations

    Roche-Jacques, S.J. (2013). Time, space and action in the dramatic monologue : Men, women and mice. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Earnshaw, S., & Jones, C.

  • Other activities

    External Examiner, MA Creative Writing, University of Hull External Examiner, University of Leicester

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Encounters before Imagination: A poetics for non-human animal encounters

    Roche-Jacques, S.J. (2013). Time, space and action in the dramatic monologue : Men, women and mice. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Earnshaw, S., & Jones, C. Jeffrey, Andrew (2019). Encounters before Imagination: A poetics for non-human animal encounters. (Doctoral Thesis). Supervised by Tarlo, H., & Jones, C.

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