Portrait of  Dorothy Lehane

Dorothy Lehane

School of English - Lecturer in Creative Writing


Dorothy Lehane is the author of three poetry publications: Umwelt (Leafe Press, 2016), Ephemeris (Nine Arches Press, 2014) and Places of Articulation (dancing girl press 2014). She is currently engaging in a study exploring questions surrounding the social, ethical and perceptual implications of communicating the aberrant body in poetic practice. Her most recent publication Bettbehandlung [Bedrest] engages with the cultural, social, and historical treatment and abuses of the mentally ill, and is available with Muscaliet Press.

Dorothy is the founding editor of Litmus Publishing, a press exploring the intersection between science and literature and edited the following publications; Sequences and Pathogens, Litmus: the forensic issue, Litmus: the neurological issue, and Litmus: the diagnostics issue. She is interested in the challenges and outcomes arising from interdisciplinary engagement, the processes occurring at this point of intersection; the interpretation, conceptualization and re-contextualization of information, how language from another discipline embedded in a poetic structure carries a specific frisson, garners new resonance, and becomes an ingredient of communication. She is interested in the violation of predicted routes of interdisciplinary engagement, and how poets can act as marginal authorities redefining predicted roles of engagement.

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Last updated 13th October 2020