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Colin Herd

Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Glasgow

I am a poet and Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Glasgow. My PhD was completed at the University of Edinburgh on Contemporary American Poetry focusing on Language Poetry, the work of Charles Bernstein and ancient Greek sophists. My publications include too ok (blazeVOX, 2011), Glovebox (Knives, Forks and Spoons, 2013), Oberwilding – with SJ Fowler, (ACF, 2015), Swamp Kiss (Red Ceilings Press, 2018), Click and Collect (Boiler House Press, 2017), You Name It (Dostoevsky Wannabe, 2019) and Cocoa and Nothing with Maria Sledmere (SPAM, 2023). I have also collaborated on the artist books blots with Susan Wilson (2013) and Press Back Up Help (2013) with Cat Outram. My poem ‘rug design’ was highly commended in the Forward Prizes 2014. I won the Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award at the Student Teaching Awards 2023. I have particular interests in Creative Writing pedagogy, contemporary experimental fiction, Autotheory, autofiction and autopoetics, queer poetics and performance, especially poets theatre.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Glasgow


  • 2014 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD, English Literature