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.

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

Becky has taught on several undergraduate modules at NTU, was the Module Leader for English and Psychoanalysis and has been a guest lecturer on the NTU MA in Creative Writing.

To read Becky’s Midlands Three Cities profile, click here.

Selected Publications


New Poetries VII (Carcanet, 2018)

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

Becky Cullen