Dr Ben Wilkinson

Lecturer

Dr Ben Wilkinson is a poet, critic and academic. He lectures in Creative Writing and English at the University of Bolton. His poems and reviews have regularly appeared in national publications including The Guardian, Poetry Review, Poetry London and the TLS. His pamphlet of poems For Real (smith | doorstop, 2014) won the Poetry Business Competition and a Northern Writers' Award.

In 2015, Ben received a writer's grant from Arts Council England and his debut collection of poems, Way More Than Luck, was published by Seren Books in 2018. A reader's guide to the poetry of Don Paterson is forthcoming. Research interests include Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, Sport and Creativity, Literature and Philosophy, Mental Health and Creative Writing, The Critic and the Art of Reviewing.

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