Dr Simon Smith

School of English - Reader in Creative Writing

I worked at The Poetry Library on the fifth floor of The Royal Festival Hall in London from 1991-2007, and was its Librarian from 2003 until 2007.  I taught Creative Writing at London South Bank University where I devised and led the BA and MA, and at the Open University.  I have taught at the University of Kent since 2006.
My main interest is writing poetry; nine full-length collections have appeared: Fifteen ExitsReverdy RoadMercuryLondon Bridge11781 W. Sunset BoulevardMore Flowers Than You Could Possibly Carry: Selected Poems 1989-2012Day In, Day Outsome Municipal Love Poems and The Books of Catullus.