Amy McCauley is a poet, editor and performer. Her poetry, reviews and interviews have appeared widely in UK and international magazines and anthologies. In 2017 Amy completed a PhD in Creative Writing 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 and seminars for Aberystwyth University, Comma Press, Edge Hill University, Nottingham Trent University and Wordpool Festival.
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 Albion Beatnik Bookshop (Oxford), The Arnolfini Gallery (Bristol), Rich Mix, Westminster Reference Library / St. Margaret's Chapel (London), Cardiff Poetry Experiment, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and 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).
Patience Agbabi on 'CaNToS of JoaN': “This genre and gender-bending work grabbed me with its oral-visual experimentation and quirky humour. […] I also admired its ambition and lyrical dialogue.”