Skip to content

Angela France

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

We work with students to be writers in the world, not just in the classroom.


I write and teach poetry and have published four poetry books, Occupation (2009), Lessons in Mallemaroking (2011), Hide (2013) and The Hill (2017), as well as having poems in a number of anthologies. I particularly enjoy introducing students to contemporary poetry and helping them discover the excitement of writing a good poem. I also have an interest in writing for well-being and often run workshops for community groups.


  • MA: Creative and Critical Writing, University of Gloucestershire, 2009
  • PhD: Creative Writing, University of Gloucestershire, 2016

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Member, National Association of Writing in Education

Member, Lapidus (writing for wellbeing organisation)

Teaching & Research


HM4007: Poetry: Foundations and Legacies

HM5101: Poetry and Poetics

HM7109: Teaching Creative Writing


I am currently researching the critical response to women’s poetry and bias in published reviews of women’s vs men’s poetry and the local history of civil disobedience and how it can be used in contemporary poetry to explore notions of place and ownership.


More publications from Angela France can be found in the Research Repository.