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Ruth Stacey

Lecturer - Creative and Professional Writing

Institute of Humanities

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Ruth Stacey’s poetry collection Queen, Jewel, Mistress ( a history of the queens of England and Britain in verse) was published by Eyewear 2015. Alison Weir wrote that, ‘Ruth Stacey’s poems are exceptional. They evoke voices long silenced, and the very essence of these past lives and the ages in which they were lived. There is so much food for thought here - every line is a joy!’

Her recent pamphlet Inheritance was published by Mother’s Milk Books 2017. A duet with another poet, it explored 19th century experience of motherhood, contrasted with a 21st century voice.

She is the cover illustrator for V. Press Poetry, which has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks award.

Her poems have recently been published in The New Humanist, POEM and The Interpreter’s House magazines. She is currently writing poetry for her PhD on the topic of Pamela Colman Smith.

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research


First Year Students: Raiding the Canon
Third Year Students: Extended Writing Project supervision

Previous modules taught:

Introduction to Poetry  
Contemporary Poetry     
New Nature Writing     
Writing for Children     
Life Writing      
Career and Project


Creative writing using historical research                  
Hybridity, animal shape-shifting to represent mixed-ethnicity experience   
Contemporary Native American novelists   
Poetry, imagined memoir


Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies



Inheritance poetry pamphlet (Mother’s Milk Books) launched at Ledbury Poetry Festival 2017

Commissioned to write a piece in collaboration for The Enemies Project at Ledbury 2017 and performed at the event

Read at the Houses of Parliament for the Women on Brexit launch: A special issue of the journal Poem was launched 20 June – a collection of poetry and prose on the theme of Women on Brexit, co-edited by Fiona Sampson, Mona Arshi and Aisha K. Gill. T

Distance (poem) published in the New Humanist Magazine Summer 2017

Commissioned by Worcester City Art Gallery to write poetry in response to the artwork of David Cox. The poems were performed at an event: ‘Museum After Hours’

Headlined at Anathema, Bristol May 2017, reading from poetry duet pamphlet, in collaboration with Katy Wareham Morris

On the Cautious Road (poem) published in the Writing Motherhood anthology from Seren Press ed. Carolyn Jess-Cooke (March 2017)

Actions Speak (poem) published in HWEAT! 20 Years of Ledbury Poetry Festival ed. Mark Fisher, Bloodaxe, (2016)

Invited to read at Keele University March 2016. Hour long reading from my various publications and new collection, Queen, Jewel, Mistress

Judged the Poetry by Heart regional final, Herefordshire. February 2016

Queen, Jewel, Mistress (Eyewear Poetry) launched at Ledbury Poetry Festival July 2015

Won place on prestigious voice coaching course for up and coming poets, paid for by Ledbury Poetry Festival and run by Kristin Linklater. April 2015

Fox Boy poetry Pamphlet (Dancing Girl Press) launched at Ledbury Poetry Festival 2014

Chaired the discussion panel at the Writing and Motherhood event at Ledbury Poetry festival 2014

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Cover designer at V Press poetry Ltd  
V Press poetry shortlisted for the 2017 Michael Marks Awards