Dr Katharine Peddie

Lecturer in Creative Writing
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Dr Katharine Peddie


Qualifications: PhD, MA, BA 

Kat Peddie teaches Creative Writing and English and American literature. Her research and creative interests are in twentieth and twenty-first century innovative poetry, most particularly issues of translation, collage, gender, sexuality and writing as a critical reading practice. 

She has published poetry and photography in various publications, including Shearsman, Tears in the Fence, Tentacular, Litmus, Snow, Molly Bloom, Erotoplasty, Litter & Datableed magazines. She has given performances and papers at numerous festivals, music/poetry events and university conferences. 

Her pamphlet of Sappho translations and variations, Spaces for Sappho, came out with Oystercatcher in early 2016. Some of these translations can be read at Molly Bloom and Tentacular. She has written on translation for Junction Box. Her next pamphlet, Bordered Ballads, is upcoming from Veer. 

She is currently working on a number of ongoing projects: 

• a book on and of translations of Sappho, Rilke and the Orpheus and Eurydice myth (some of which can be read here). 

• Pearl: a pamphlet length sequence ‘translating’ the Middle English Pearl, reading through The Scarlet Letter

• A fake funeral oratory written by Carl Einstein for Rosa Luxemburg. 

• A photography and poetry project recording the topology, economics and politics of the Kent coastline. 

She also does a lot of event-based musical collaboration with Free Range, a local innovative music collective and gig night (Thursday evenings October-March). For recordings, look at our soundcloud. For news and info go to Facebook.

She has previously worked collaboratively with students creating and performing pieces with Free Range Band and is the process of setting up a more regular gig series for Free Range band. Any students interested in involving themselves in the band are welcome to send an email of enquiry. Do listen to some recordings and attend some events to see if this is something you are interested in.

Various critical writings and reviews have appeared in The Writing Occurs as Song: A Kelvin Corcoran Reader ed. Andrew Brown (Shearsman 2014), Tears in The Fence magazine, for which she is a regular columnist, and Tripwire magazine. 

She is also interested in labour conditions in and out of academia, and is active in the Precarious academics group here at Kent. For more information about that, go to FB: Precarious@KentUni; www.precariousuni.wordpress.com, or UoK_Precariat on Twitter.  

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