Jo Dixon

Jo Dixon is a poet, critic and academic based in Nottingham. 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. Brightness and Unfixity: reframing epiphany in Alice Oswald’s Woods etc. is published in C21: Journal of 21st Century Writings. She is currently working on a monograph about epiphany in contemporary British 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. 

More recently she has been involved in a number of Critical Poetics’ projects: Re:Vision: a series of creative-critical writing workshops across Europe in collaboration with the UNESCO Cities of Literature in Poland (June 2018), Ireland and Estonia (November 2018), ‘Unidentifiable Literary Objects: A Symposium’ (June 2018) and Writing Skyscapes (March 2019).

‘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