Jo Dixon

Jo Dixon is a poet, critic and academic living in Nottingham. Her poems appear in a range of journals and anthologies, including New Walk, The Interpreter’s House, Furies (For Books’ Sake),In Transit (The Emma Press, 2018), South Bank Poetry, Brittle Star and Places of Poetry: Mapping the Nation in Verse (Oneworld, 2020). Her debut poetry pamphlet, A Woman in the Queue, was published by Melos Press in 2016. Her first collection, Purl (Shoestring Press) launched in July 2020. You can view poems from Purl, alongside readings from East Midlands writers at Dixon’s article on Alice Oswald can be found at C21: Journal of 21st Century Writings:

Jo reads her work across the East Midlands and in 2018 she visited Estonia to present her poems at the Crazy Tartu Festival. She has worked on poetry projects with Bilborough Sixth Form College, Nottingham Contemporary, St. Ann’s Allotments and UNESCO Cities of Literature in Poland, Estonia, Ireland and the UK. Working with UNESCO Cities of Literature and Nottingham Trent University, where she was Research Assistant in Critical Poetics, she has co-edited a collection of new writing from European writers: Writing the Contemporary (2019): Poetry and Postcards from UNESCO Cities of Literature (Trent Editions).

Currently, she works as a part-time lecturer in creative writing at De Montfort University, Leicester (

‘Earth and Sky’ workshop at the Estonian Literary Society in Tartu, November 2019.


Selected Publications

Dixon J. (2019) “Brightness and Unfixity: reframing epiphany in Oswald’s Woods etc”, C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings. 7(1)

A Woman in the Queue (Melos, 2016)



Jo Dixon