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Dr Hannah Lowe
Reader in Creative Writing

Gaskell Building 127


Dr Hannah Lowe is a Lecturer in Creative Writing. She is a poet and memoirist, whose work lies between creative writing, memory studies and postcolonial studies. Her completed her AHRC funded PhD in Creative Writing at Newcastle, using historical research to narrate the 1947 journey of the SS Ormonde, the immigrant ship predating Windrush. Broadly her writing explores British multicultural society and its links to the Caribbean and China. Her current practice-based research is on Chinese arrival and settlement to the UK. Dr Lowe is the author of several collections of poetry and a family memoir. She is former poet-in-residence at Keats House, London.


PhD in Creative Writing, Newcastle Univeristy

MA in Refugee Studies, University of East London

BA (hons) American Literature, University of Sussex

PGCSE Post-Compulsory Education

Newest selected publications

Lowe, H. (2021) 'The Kids'. Hexham, UK: Bloodaxe Books. ISSN 10: 1-78037-581-6 ISSN 13: 978-1-78037-579-3 Open Access Link


Lowe, H. (2018) 'In the Frame: Women Writers and the Windrush Legacy'. Wasifiri, 33 (2). pp. 3 - 9. ISSN: 0269-0055 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lowe, H. (2018) 'Remember the Ship: Narrating the Empire Windrush'. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 54 (4). pp. 542 - 555. ISSN: 1744-9855 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lowe, H. (2015) 'Long Time No See A Memoir of Fathers, Daughters and Games of Chance'. Reading, UK: Periscope Books (UK). ISSN 10: 1859643965 ISSN 13: 9781859643969 Open Access Link


Lowe, H. (2014) 'Ormonde By Hannah Lowe'. London: Hercules Editions. ISSN 10: 0957273827 ISSN 13: 9780957273825 Open Access Link

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