Thesis Title: Nylon Bristles
Suzi Shimwell's research interests lie in twentieth-century British and American free verse poetry. She is currently compiling her own collection of poems and alongside it an exegesis that examines the role of poetic closure, ekphrasis, objects and quotidian speech within her work.
'A poem only about toothbrushes', 'Mantra' and 'The City' in The New Luciad (LU Student Anthology 2012-2013)
'First Communication and 'What you brought with you' in Agenda Online Broadsheet 21
'One Man On High', 'It's not you, it's me' and 'Apples' in The New Luciad (LU Student Anthology 2013-2014)'
Three poems - 'Tomorrow', 'Phil' and 'Problem Solving' in The New Luciad (2014/2015)
Three poems and one short story - 'Blackberrying', 'Feminist Knitting Agenda and 'I am...reading' and 'Jackson' in The New Luciad (2015/2016)
'Putting toothbrushes into poems' (Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, Imperial College London, 2015)
Awards and scholarships
G.S Fraser Prize Winner 2016 - for the poem 'Matching'
Positions of Responsibility
Co-organiser of the short story reading group, 2012-2014
Secretary of SPELL, 2013-2014
Tutor on EN1025 - An Introduction to Writing Creatively
College Tutor for International PGRs at The University of Leicester
Lecturer in ELF at Anglia Ruskin University