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Julian Stannard is a Reader in English and Creative Writing. He has a PhD from the University of East Anglia and before coming to the University of Winchester, where he teaches English and Creative Writing, he taught English and American Literature at the University of Genoa.

His work was represented in the Faber Anthology First Pressings (1998) and the Oxford Poets/Carcanet Anthology (2004), and he writes for the Guardian, TLS, PN Review, Poetry London, Poetry Review and Nuova Corrente (Italy). He has read at festivals and literary venues throughout Europe and the United States and he was awarded The Troubadour Prize in 2010.

His work has been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize for Poetry (USA) and a Forward Prize (UK). You can view the 'Sottoripa' film a collaboration with Guglielmo Trupia based on a poem by Julian Stannard here.

Areas of expertise

Twentieth-century poetry and twenty-first century poetry and Anglo-American-European modernism, including fiction. Julian gives readings of his work and provides writing workshops  in the UK, Europe and The United States. His work, including reviews and essays,  appears in the national press and has been broadcast on the BBC. He speaks Italian fluently.

He has written on many writers, including Christopher Reid, Fleur Adcock, Simon Armitage, Paul Muldoon, Les Murray, Michael Longley, Esther Morgan, Mark Yakich, the film maker Michael Winterbottom, Deborah Levy, Michael Hofmann, Maurice Riordan, Philip Gross, Anne Stevenson, Katy Evans-Bush,  Charles Tomlinson, Donald Davie, Basil Bunting, Hugo Williams.

Significant interviews include a Thumbscrew interview with Fleur Adcock and a Poetry Reviewinterview with Charles Tomlinson. 



  • Fleur Adcock in Context: From Movement to Martians (Edwin Mellen, 1997)
  • The Poetic Achievements of Donald Davie and Charles Tomlinson: Expanding Vision, Voice and Rhythm in Late Twentieth-Century
  • English Poetry (Edwin Mellen, 2010)
  • Basil Bunting (Northcote House Publishers, 2014)
  • What were you thinking? (CB Editions, 2016)

Co-edited volumes

  • The Palm Beach Effect: Reflections on Michael Hofmann (CB Editions, 2013)

Volumes of poetry

  • Rina’s War (Peterloo Poets, 2001)
  • The Red Zone (Peterloo Poets, 2007)
  • The Parrots of Villa Gruber Discover Lapis Lazuli (Salmon Poetry 2011)
  • The Street of Perfect Love (Worple Press 2014)

His writing has appeared in:

  • The Times Literary Supplement
  • The Guardian
  • The Sunday Telegraph
  • The Spectator
  • Poetry Review
  • Ambit, PN Review
  • Poetry Wales
  • Nuova Corrente
  • World Literature Today (USA)
  • The Manhattan Review
  • Poetry (Chicago)
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