about

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

Her debut collection, a novel-in-sonnets called the love i do to you will be published November 2019 by Eyewear. Poems from the novel were shortlisted for The Bridport Prize, The Melita Hume Prize and the manuscript won the AM Heath Prize.

A second collection of poems the rafters are still burning which explores writing, constructions of whiteness and museum archives is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in 2020.

Mariah is currently finishing a PhD in The Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester where she is writing a second collection of poems, researches trauma and representation in contemporary Irish fiction and also teaches Creative Writing.

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. Next month, Mariah’s latest poem-objects from the project will be exhibited at The Exchange, London.

Mariah also co-edits bath maggan online magazine of new poetry that is a space for excellent writing from established and emerging poets.