Amy McCauley is a poet, editor, performer, mentor and workshop facilitator. In 2017 she completed a PhD in Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University and in 2018 her poetic drama OEDIPA was published by Guillemot Press. Amy works as Editor of Creative Response for MAI: Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture. She has delivered workshops, lectures and seminars for Aberystwyth University, Edge Hill University, The Northern Lights Writers' Conference, Nottingham Trent University and Wordpool Festival.
As a performer Amy has appeared at venues and festivals including: The Royal Exchange Theatre, The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, The Arnolfini Gallery (Bristol), Free Verse Poetry Book Fair, Cardiff Poetry Experiment, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and the Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival (Cornwall). Her poetry has been anthologised by Bloodaxe, Eyewear, Salt and Viking.
Amy is currently working on a book of poetry titled Propositions, a series of performance texts titled Playthings and a collaborative long poem with Nia Davies.
Awards and Prizes
(2017) Nominated for a Jerwood/Compton Poetry Fellowship
(2016) Winner of a Northern Writers’ Award for Poetry
(2013) Travel bursary from Oxford University
(2012-2015) Doctoral Career Development Scholarship (Aberystwyth University)
(2008) Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize
Kate Potts on OEDIPA: "This is a risky, ambitious, hybrid piece of work." -- Poetry London, Issue 91 (Autumn 2018)
Vicky MacKenzie on OEDIPA: "Deeply moving, fresh and extremely engaging." -- New Welsh Review, R-28 (Autumn 2018)
David Collard on OEDIPA: "Ferociously good, brilliantly original […] This is poetry with range, depth, drive and ambition." -- Review 31 (Best Books of 2018)