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Thomas Pow

Thomas Pow

Lecturer

County College
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YD


Research Interests

Tom lives with his wife and two children in Dumfries, a historic town in the south west of Scotland. For most of his career he was a school teacher, with breaks for writing and for travel; but, from 1990 till July of this year, he worked for Glasgow University Dumfries, first as Head of Creative and Cultural Studies and latterly as Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Storytelling. He still has a connection there as an Honorary Senior Research Fellow.

Tom is primarily a poet, but he has also written radio plays, picture books, young adult novels and a travel book about Peru. His last single collection -Dear Alice - Narratives of Madness (Salt, 2008) - won the poetry category of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Scottish Book of the Year Award last year.In the Becoming, New and Selected Poems(Polygon) was published in the summer of 2009. Since 2007, he has been working on a project concerning dying villages in Europe - www.dyingvillages.com - funded by a Creative Scotland Award. He has also been on the trail of Thomas Watling, Dumfries Convict Forger and Australia's first professional artist. This work - a poetic biography - took Tom to Sydney a couple of years ago and will take him to Kolkata in early 2010.

He is presently working with a film maker on a community project based at a village primary school outside Dumfries.

Visit Tom's own website.

2012

In Another World: Among Europe's Dying Villages

Pow, T. 2012 Edinburgh: Polygon. 248 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2009

In the Becoming: Selected & New Poems

Pow, T. 2009 Polygon.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2008

Introduction

Pow, T. 2008 An Apple from a Tree and Other Early Stories. Glasgow: Kennedy and Boyd, p. 7-17

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Dear Alice - Narratives of Madness

Pow, T. 2008 Cambridge: Salt Publishing. 83 p. (Salt modern poets).

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2007

Transfusion

Pow, T. 2007 Nottingham: Shoestring Press. 32 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2006

Captives

Pow, T. 2006 London: Corgi Childrens. 256 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2005

Sparks!

Hendry, D. & Pow, T. 2005 Edinburgh: Mariscat Press. 52 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2004

The Pack

Pow, T. 2004 London: Definitions. 256 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2003

Scabbit Isle

Pow, T. 2003 London: Corgi Childrens. 144 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Landscape and Legacies

Pow, T. 2003 Aberdour: Iynx Publishing. 110 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1996

Red Letter Day

Pow, T. 1996 Newcastle: Bloodaxe Books. 96 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1995

Shouting it Out: Stories from Contemporary Scotland

Galloway, J., Fell, A., Lochhead, L., Butlin, R., Brown, G. M. & Pow, T. (ed.) 1995 London: Hodder Gibson. 105 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1992

In the Palace of Serpents: Experience of Peru

Pow, T. 1992 Edinburgh: Canongate. 208 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1990

The Moth Trap

Pow, T. 1990 Edinburgh: Canongate. 79 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1987

Rough Seas

Pow, T. 1987 Edinburgh: Canongate. 160 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

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