Becky Cullen

Dr Becky Cullen is a poet and Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University. Her creative-critical thesis, ‘Mastering Time: Time and Temporality in Contemporary Poetry’ was funded by the AHRC and the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. Becky completed a 6-month placement as Poet-in-Residence at Newstead Abbey, ancestral home of the George Gordon, Lord Byron and received the inaugural Midlands3Cities Public Engagement Award.

Becky’s poems have been published in various journals and in Carcanet’s New Poetries VII (2018). Her award-winning poetry pamphlet Majid Sits in a Tree and Sings is published by Smith|Doorstop.

In 2019 she was an M3C postdoctoral Cultural Economy Engagement Fellow at NTU, working in collaboration with Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature. Her Poetry Pulse project scoped ways to harness digital technology to capture, showcase and curate the work of Nottingham’s 1000 poets.

Following teaching on several undergraduate modules during her PhD, since October 2019 she has been a Lecturer in English at NTU, also working as a freelance Arts Producer. Becky designed and now manages the WRAP (Writing Reading and Pleasure) extra-curricular programme for NTU Culture, launched in October 2020.


Selected Publications


New Poetries VII (Carcanet, 2018)

Majid Sits in a Tree and Sings (Smith|Doorstop, 2018)

Becky Cullen