26th of March, 6pm: Gala – Maggie Butt

Maggie Butt

Maggie Butt’s publications include four poetry collections.  Her latest book ‘Sancti ClandestiniUndercover Saints’, is sumptuously illustrated by staff and students of Middlesex University’s BA Illustration programme. An exhibition to accompany the book was held at The Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden.

Maggie’s poetry is widely published in international magazines and has escaped the page onto the internet, choreography, BBC Radio 4, readings, festivals, and schools.

Her first full collection, ‘Lipstick, was published in 2007,  a collection of short poems, ‘petite’, in 2010 and ‘Ally Pally Prison Camp’, the story of 3,000 civilians imprisoned at Alexandra Palace during the First World War, in 2011.  Her edited collection of essays: ‘Story The Heart of the Matter’ was published in 2007.

Maggie returned to poetry after a career spanning many other forms of writing. After an English degree she became a newspaper reporter, moving to BBC TV as a documentary writer/producer/director.

She is a Deputy Dean at Middlesex University, London, England, where she taught on the Creative and Media Writing degree. She has been Chair of the Subject Association for Creative Writing and recently written the new Creative Writing A Level.

Maggie has a PhD in creative writing from Cardiff University and is a University Teaching Fellow and University Orator.

Watch an interview with Maggie about her work here.

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