Hannah Cooper-Smithson

Hannah Cooper-Smithson is a poet and PhD Researcher in English Literature at NTU. Her thesis is a critical-creative interrogation of form in contemporary ecopoetry, focusing on the work of Inger Christensen, Alice Fulton and Stephanie Strickland. Her research interests include environmental humanities, Anthropocene literature, ecocriticism, spectrality, monstrosity and intertextuality. She is interested in poetry as an interdisciplinary form, particularly poetry that sits at the nexus of maths, ecology, and literature, and has given papers on topics such as fractal poetry, writing infinity in ekphrastic poems, and a poetics of formal symmetry. Her poetry has been published in various journals and anthologies, including The Interpreter’s HouseReliquiae, and becoming-Botanical: a postmodern liber herbalis (Objet-a Creative Studios, 2019). She is funded by the AHRC Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.



‘Bay Laurel’ in becoming-Botanical: a postmodern liber herbalis, ed. by Josh Armstrong and Alexandra Lakind (Glasgow: Objet-a Creative Studio, 2019) p. 49.

‘Snowfall in the Mariana Trench’, Finished Creatures, 2 (2019), pp. 32-33.

‘Greater Celandine’, Reliquiae, 7.2 (2019), p. 11.

‘Wonder’, The Interpreter’s House, 70 (2019) https://theinterpretershouse.org/coopersmithson

‘Alamogordo Glass’, Plumwood Mountain, 6.1 (2019) https://plumwoodmountain.com/alamogordo-glass/

‘Picnic’, Anthropocene (2019) https://www.anthropocenepoetry.org/post/2-poems-by-hannah-cooper-smithson

‘Pebble’, Anthropocene (2019) https://www.anthropocenepoetry.org/post/2-poems-by-hannah-cooper-smithson