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Dr Linda Kemp

Research Fellow

Social Work, Care and Community


Dr Linda Kemp's research adopts critical poetics as a cross-disciplinary endeavour encompassing the creative and critical in a range of forms including poetry, publishing, collaboration, and scholarly articles. The research tends towards exploratory approaches to social questions and practices of care through engagement with the insights of the arts.

Linda supervises postgraduate students on the MA Social Work and doctoral candidates.

Career overview

Dr Kemp completed their PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at The University of Sheffield. Prior to their appointment at NTU, Linda held posts as a librarian at a range of Higher Education institutions.

Research areas

  • Creative-critical writing
  • Critical poetics
  • Cultural practices of care
  • Experimental poetry
  • Listening and care
  • Loss and grief

Dr Kemp is a member of the NTU Critical Poetics research group.

Linda welcomes research proposals from prospective doctoral students with an interest in research working in any of these or related areas.

Opportunities arise to carry out postgraduate research towards a PhD in the areas identified above. Further information may be obtained on the NTU Research Degrees website:

External activity

Co-organiser of event programmes of poetry and sound performance.

Sponsors and collaborators

Collaborative cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary work incorporating the organisation of experimental, exploratory, and open-ended or iterative projects. Recent collaborators include artists, academics, musicians and writers.


Stitch. Brighton: Contraband, 2020.

Lease Prise Redux. Cambridge: Materials, 2016.

See all of Dr Linda Kemp's publications...