Dooley, Maura

(1957- )
   Born in Truro, Cornwall, she grew up in Bristol, gained her B.A. from York University and her postgraduate certificate of education at Bristol University. She lives in London and is lecturer in creative writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She helped coordinate experimental workshops for performing arts labs, creating new plays for younger audiences, and was part of a creative team developing educational new films for Jim Henson Productions. She also directed the literature program at the South Bank Centre. She chairs the board of the Poetry Book Society, is on the council of management of the Arvon Foundation and is on the advisory board of the journal Modern Poetry in Translation. She won the Eric Gregory Award in 1987. Some of her poetry publications: Ivy Leaves and Arrows, 1986. Turbulence, 1988. Northern Stories, 1990. Explaining Magnetism, 1991. Kissing a Bone, 1996. Sound Barrier: Poems 1982-2002, 2002. Some of her poems: "At Les Deux Magots," "Does It Go Like This?" "Letters from Yorkshire," "Mansize," "Six Filled the Woodshed with Soft Cries," "Up on the Roof," "What Every Woman Should Carry."
   Sources: Goldsmith's College, University of London (http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/departments/englishcomparative-literature/staff/m-dooley.php). Love's Witness: Five Centuries of Love Poetry by Women. Jill Hollis, ed. Carroll and Graf, Inc., 1993. Making for Planet Alice: New Women Poets. Maura Dooley, ed. Bloodaxe Books, 1997. New Blood, Neil Astley, ed. Bloodaxe Books, 1999. Poetry with an Edge. Neil Astley, ed. Bloodaxe Books, 1988. Singing Brink: Anthology of Poetry from Lumb Bank. Maura Dooley & David Hunter, ed. Arvon Press, 1988. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Honey Gatherers: An Anthology of Love Poems. Maura Dooley, ed. Bloodaxe Books, 2003.

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