Amy McCauley is a poet, editor and performer. Amy completed a PhD in Creative Writing in 2017 and her pamphlet OEDIPA was published by Guillemot Press in 2018. Amy works as Editor of Creative Response for MAI, Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture. She has delivered workshops, lectures, seminars and mentoring sessions for Aberystwyth University, Comma Press, Edge Hill University, The Northern Lights Writers' Conference, Nottingham Trent University, and Wordpool Festival. Amy's poetry has been anthologised by Bloodaxe, Salt and Viking, and poems have been published in a range of magazines, including Blackbox Manifold, Lighthouse, Magma, Poetry Wales, The Rialto and The White Review.
As a performer Amy has appeared at venues and festivals including: Headingley Literature Festival (Leeds), The North Wales International Poetry Festival, The Royal Exchange Theatre, The International Anthony Burgess Foundation (Manchester), The Arnolfini Gallery (Bristol), the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair and Rich Mix (London), Cardiff Poetry Experiment, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and the Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival (Cornwall).
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
Gareth Prior on OEDIPA: "these dazzling, difficult poems are ferociously intelligent and radioactive with subtextual menace."
In her review of Best British Poetry 2015 Fiona Moore praises Amy's ability to “stretch poetry in new ways” through the use of “highly-strung, highly-patterned dialogue.” The Poetry Review (Issue 106:1, Spring 2016).