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Caleb Parkin

PhD Student

University of Exeter

PhD Title: Mapping Wonder: A RENEW Creative Writing Practice-as-Research Studentship.

Caleb Parkin’s poems have appeared in The Guardian, The Rialto, and The Poetry Review and was guest poet on BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please. He won second prize in the National Poetry Competition 2016, first in the Winchester Poetry Prize 2017 and various other shortlists.

His debut collection, This Fruiting Body, is published by Nine Arches Press and was longlisted for the Laurel Prize 2022. He’s published three pamphlets: ‘Wasted Rainbow’ with tall-lighthouse; ‘All the Cancelled Parties’, his collected City Poet commissions from 2020 – 22; and most recently, ‘The Coin’ with Broken Sleep Books.

He has tutored for Poetry Society, Poetry School, Cheltenham Festivals, First Story, Arvon, and holds an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP).

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