Dr Kate North

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Position:​Lecturer in Creative Writing, Programme Director for the MA Humanities
​School:​Cardiff School of Education
​E- mail:knorth@cardiffmet.ac.uk
​ Telephone:​029 2020 5839
​Room No:​C021



Research Groups:
• Arts and Humanities Research Group (AHRG)

• Fellow of The Welsh Academy
• Literature Wales
• Contemporary Women Writers Association
• National Association of Writers in Education
• The Poetry Society

Research Interests:
• Contemporary British and American fiction
• Contemporary British poetry
• Writing process and theory
• Cross-genre writing
• Postmodernism
• Posthumanism
• Feminist theory


North, K., Bistro, (2012, Cinnamon Press)
“A direct, nimble and confident voice. Here are poems rooted in experience, rich in their insights.” Penelope Shuttle

North, K., Eva Shell, (2008, Cinnamon Press)

Book Chapters:
North, K. (forthcoming) ‘Charles Olson’s Projective Verse; The Breathe and the Line’ in Poetry Workshop (Palgrave)

Short Stories/Poems:
North, K. (October 2014) 'Fifteen Arthur Crescent' in The Ghastling: Anthology of Gothic Fiction (Parthian)

North, K. (2014) poetry contribution in Two Thirds North. (Stockholm University Press)

North, K. (2013) 'The Wrong Coat', The Lampeter Review, Issue 7, May, pp 108-114

North, K., This Line is Not for Turning, (2011, Cinnamon Press), pp. 117-120

North, K., Not a Muse: World Poetry Anthology, (2009, Haven Books) pp.167,194,207

North, K., The Pterodactyl's Wing: Welsh World Poetry, (2003, Parthian) pp.104-109

North, K., Reactions; New Poetry, (2000, Pen&inc) pp. 141-4

Journals & Essays:
North, K. (2014) ‘The Largest Bull in Europe’ New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Taylor and Francis)

North K. (2013) 'Roundabout' and 'Ms. H and Me', American, British and Canadian Studies Journal. (2013, Lucian Blaga University Press) Vol.20, June, pp112-120

North, K., Eva Shell, (2008, Cinnamon Press)

Editorial Board and Reviews Editor, Iota Magazine, 2008-2014

Other publications (e.g. evaluations studies, published teaching materials ...)

North, K. Ed., The C Word: An anthology of writing from Cardiff, (2011, Cinnamon Press)


Exploring care for children with autism in Wales: An interdisciplinary pilot study, Welsh Crucible 2014, Co-Investigator

Creative motherhood: a pilot feasibility project of creative writing workshops to enable new mothers to explore concepts of mothering, Welsh Crucible 2014, Co-Investigator

Principal Investigator, Strategic Insight Partnership, 2010/11 with Cinnamon Press


I am the author of Bistro (2012), a poetry collection and Eva Shell (2008), a novel. I teach fiction and poetry across the English and Creative Writing programme at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I also have research interests in writing process and theory. I am particularly interested in the impact of technology on writing practice, cross-genre writing and related theoretical discourses.

Further Information

Kate's interview for the Leverhulme Trust supported Devolved Voices project at Aberystwyth University: http://www.aber.ac.uk/devolvedvoices/?page_id=1201

External Examiner:
University of Sunderland
Ruskin College, Oxford