Tamar Yoseloff (USA/England) read for the 2019 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Billy Ramsell.
Tamar was born in the US and attended Sarah Lawrence College. She moved to the UK in 1987 and received an MPhil in Writing from the University of Glamorgan in 2003 and a PhD in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University in 2010. She runs the Terrible Beauty reading series at the Troubadour Coffee House, is Reviews Editor for “Poetry London”, and works as Programme Coordinator for The Poetry School, where she is currently a core tutor and a lecturer on Newcastle University’s MA in Writing Poetry. She is also the Chair of the Poetry and Spoken Word Group of the Society of Authors.
Tamar has published six collections. Her debut, “Sweetheart” (Slow Dancer Poetry, 1998) won the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize and was a PBS Commendation. Her most recent collection is “The Black Place” (Seren, 2019). She is the author of “Formerly”, shortlisted for the 2012 Ted Hughes Award, and she has two collaborative editions with the artist Linda Karshan, “Marks” (Pratt Original Editions, 2007) and “Desire Paths” (Galerie Hein Elferink, 2012). “Nowheres” was produced with the artist Charlotte Harker (2015). Both “Formerly” and “Nowheres” were featured in exhibitions at the Poetry Café. “Formerly” was also the basis for an exhibition at the National Poetry Library in the Southbank Centre.
She has edited “A Room to Live In: A Kettle’s Yard Anthology” (Salt, 2007) and “Lookout: Poetry from Aldeburgh Beach” (Lookout Editions, 2017). She was also the Poetry Editor of “Art World” magazine from 2007 to 2009 and has run site-specific writing courses for galleries, including at the Hayward, the Barbican, the Royal Academy, the National Gallery, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard, MiMA, Somerset House and Tate Liverpool.
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