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Dr Steve Ely is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Director of the Ted Hughes Network.  He is an award-winning poet, novelist, and biographer.  He joined the University in September 2015 after a twenty-year career in secondary education as a teacher, senior leader and Headteacher.  He has also worked as a freelance writer and educational consultant.  Steve is a founding member and former chair of the Ted Hughes Project (South Yorkshire) a community-based organisation which seeks to develop the legacy of Ted Hughes in and around Hughes’s childhood home of Mexborough and which runs the annual Ted Hughes Poetry Festival. He's currently working on a number of creative projects - poetry, short-stories, a novel and an extended essay - all of which circle around the same knot of themes and content: nature, the anthropocene, class, capitalism, resistance and violence.  He's also researching into Ted Hughes's small press and limited edition work.

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Research Output

Four Poems from 'Lectio Violant'

Ely, S., 30 Jan 2020

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

  • I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven

    Ely, S., 26 Nov 2019, New Walk: for poetry and the arts, 19.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationSpecial issue

  • No repentance

    Ely, S., 24 Jan 2019, London Review of Books, 41, 2, p. 26 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    The Damosell is not dead, but sleepeth

    Ely, S., 2019, The Manhattan Review, 18, 2, p. 32-33 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Hughes's Yorkshire

    Ely, S., 1 Jun 2018, Ted Hughes in Context. Gifford, T. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 145-154 (Literature in Context).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter