Richard O'Brien


Research interests

Over the last ten years I’ve published poems on a range of subjects, from romance to domestic space to internet shock images to weird experiments with dolphins. My pamphlets have come out, or are forthcoming, with The Emma Press, Valley Press, and Broken Sleep Books, and I’m working towards a full collection. In 2017, I was one of six winners of the Society of Authors’ Eric Gregory Awards for a collection of poems by an author under thirty. I also write for children, for theatre, and as an academic critic, focused on Shakespeare and early modern literature, and their reception by contemporary creators and audiences. My practice-led PhD research was on Shakespeare and the development of verse drama. 



Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • PhD, English Literature

    Shakespeare and the Development of Verse Drama

    1 Sep 2014 - 31 Aug 2017