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Graham Mort

I'm an award-winning poet, short-fiction writer, editor and workshop facilitator, living in rural North Yorkshire. Known for writing about the 'natural' world, I've always linked those themes to human activity, politics, history and culture. 


I've published ten collections of poetry and three books of short fiction as well as writing for BBC Radio. Designing and directing international creative writing projects around the world has shaped my academic career. I'm a Higher Education Association national teaching fellow, emeritus professor of Creative Writing and Transcultural Literature at Lancaster University, and visiting professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.  


In the following pages you’ll find my profile with links to publications, a photo gallery and some of the writing projects that I’ve been involved with in Africa, Kurdistan, Vietnam, China and the UK. I’ll be featuring new poems on the site and keeping my blog updated with latest news. I hope you enjoy the site and that you’ll use the email link to contact me for readings or workshops.

See the About pages for more detail and check out  my social media links below.


Thorn Tree on Ingleborough

"This book, which showcases a selection of poems from five earlier collections alongside a generous tranche of new work, perfectly exhibits the blend of formal scrupulousness, sensory evocation and intellectual rigour that has shaped his reputation. A master technician, Mort forswears flash and glamour in favour of an architectural attention to the relationship between form and language, fitting words to lines with a dexterous fluency."
                Sarah Crown, The Guardian

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