About

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Mariah Whelan is a poet, teacher and interdisciplinary researcher from Oxford.

Her debut collection, a novel-in-sonnets called the love i do to you, was published in 2019. Poems from the novel were shortlisted for The Bridport Prize and the book has been shortlisted for The Poetry Book Awards, The Melita Hume Prize and won the AM Heath Prize. The collection was also selected as the Oxford Poetry Library’s ‘Book of the Month’ in February 2020.

Mariah is the Jacqueline Bardsley Poet-in-Residence, Homerton College at The University of Cambridge. She has degrees from Queen’s University Belfast, The University of Oxford and a PhD from The University of Manchester.

Mariah is a Co-Creative Director of ‘Truth Tellers’ an interdisciplinary research project funded by King’s College London that brings artists and academics together to develop collaborative methodologies in the social sciences. She also co-edits bath maggan online magazine of new poetry that is a space for excellent writing from established and emerging poets.