Jo Dixon is Research Assistant in Critical Poetics at Nottingham Trent University. She completed a PhD in Creative Writing at NTU in 2018. Her thesis considered epiphany in contemporary poetry, focusing on the work of Kathleen Jamie, Alice Oswald and Liz Berry. She was funded by the AHRC and the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. A journal article relating to her thesis, ‘Brightness and Unfixity: reframing epiphany in Alice Oswald’s Woods etc.’ is forthcoming fromC21: Journal of 21st Century Writings. She is currently working on a monograph about epiphany in contemporary women’s poetry.
Her poems have appeared in a range of anthologies and journals, including, New Walk, The Interpreter’s House and Furies: A Poetry Anthology of Women Warriors (For Books’ Sake), In Transit: Poems of Travel (The Emma Press) and South Bank Poetry. In April 2016, her poem ‘Skegness Wake’ was commended in the Writing East Midlands poetry competition and her debut poetry pamphlet: A Woman in the Queue, was published by Melos Press in May 2016. In June 2018, she was shortlisted for The Poetry Business 2017/18 International Book and Pamphlet Competition.