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Dr Linda Kemp

Research Fellow

Social Work, Care and Community


Dr Linda Kemp's research is interdisciplinary and practice-based, located in poetry, performance, collaboration, and scholarly articles.

Career overview

Dr Kemp completed a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at The University of Sheffield, focusing on experimental poetry, the lyric and listening. Prior to appointment at NTU, Linda held posts as a librarian at a range of Higher Education institutions.

Research areas

  • Contemporary and experimental poetry and poetics
  • Creative-critical writing
  • Listening and care
  • Loss and grief
  • Simone Weil and ethics

Dr Kemp is Interdisciplinarity and Outreach Officer for the NTU Critical Poetics Research Group, a network of artists, writers and researchers interested in the connections between writing and the contemporary condition.

Linda convenes an international and cross-institutional reading group, ‘On Care’, bringing together artists and writers in collective reading.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD exist and Dr Kemp welcomes research proposals from prospective students with an interest in research working in any of the above or related areas.

Further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Co-organiser of art, poetry and sound performance events within and beyond the university.

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...