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Jake Morris-Campbell

Jake Morris-Campbell

Jake Morris-Campbell is a poet, broadcaster, critic and tutor. He was born in South Shields in 1988. He is the author of the RSL Ondaatje prize-longlisted collection, Corrigenda for Costafine Town (Blue Diode Press, 2021). He completed a PhD in Creative Writing at Newcastle University in 2019 and is the author of two pamphlets of poetry: The Coast Will Wait Behind You (Art Editions North, 2015) and Definitions of Distance (Red Squirrel Press, 2012). Selected in 2021 as a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker, he regularly appears on Radio 3 programmes including Free Thinking, Northern Drift and The Essay. Jake regularly collaborates with artists and creative practitioners on multidisciplinary projects. Recent commissions include a new poem for A Hut A Byens (Bamburgh Bones, Heritage Fund 2022) and a sound essay, ‘The Spirit of Antenociticus’, made with the composer Rob Mackay for Sounds of Tyne as part of Radio 3’s After Dark Festival at Sage Gateshead.


To walk slowly and in a leisurely fashion, as in “The old man was just soggin’ along.” from the Dictionary of Newfoundland English (University of Toronto Press, 1982).

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