Staff profile

Adrian Buckner

Lecturer in Creative Writing


English, Creative Writing and Publishing


College of Arts, Humanities and Education



Research centre

Identity, Conflict and Representation Research Centre


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



Lecturer in Creative Writing


Teaching responsibilities

I teach on the BA Creative Writing programme and the MA in Humanities.


Professional interests

From 2004 until 2013 I was Editor of the poetry journal Poetry Nottingham which in 2009 was rebranded as ASSENT and secured funding from the University's Humanities department. Other freelance literary activities have included: membership of Editorial Board and Reviews Editor for Staple Magazine; Nottinghamshire Poet Laureate; publication of poems,  poetry reviews and critical essays in London Magazine, Acumen, Critical Survey, Staple, The Swansea Review, Tears in the Fence, Other Poetry, Orbis, Rialto, Smiths Knoll, The Interpreter's House and many other places in the literary press.

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of THE Higher Education Academy



  • BA (Hons) English, University College, Swansea


Additional interests and activities

I am also employed as an Associate lecturer on the Creative and Professional Writing Programme at Nottingham University.


Recent publications

Poetry Collections:

         Downshifting  (forthcoming - February 2016)