"A varied and strong talent: satiric,
serious, with an eye for the bizarre."
Craig Raine (ex Poetry Editor Faber
"Cameron Self isn't afraid to say just
one thing at a time, clearly and simply. Paradoxically,
he manages to say more than those poets who try to say
it all at once."
Jackie Master (City Wise)
"Self has beautifully fused the
landscape of Norfolk with the people of Norfolk."
"Good stuff from a versatile poet."
A Poetry Kit Recommended Site
collection of photographs portray an empathy with place,
beauty and facts in his
St Andrew's Church, Framingham Earl
From 1980-1983 I studied for a BA in Geography at Hull University
- at a time when Philip Larkin was still working in the library.
After completing my degree, I went on to take an MA in Creative
Writing at Lancaster University. I have had poetry published
in the Faber Book of Blue Verse, Poetry Review (x3), The Rialto
Iron, Outposts Poetry Quarterly (x2) and City of Stories
(Norwich). My first
collection of poems Gedney Drove End was
shortlisted for the 2010 East Anglian Book Awards.
I have taught
creative writing for Norfolk Adult Education, Norwich City Council, Broadland Housing
Group and H.M.P. Norwich.
My photographs have appeared in the Royal
Geographical Society BFTA Exhibition 2010, The Medieval
Churches of the City of Norwich, Paranormal
Magazine, Bridewell Museum History Wall, Norfolk Museums
& Archaeology Service Newsletter, Norwich Magazine,
Camper Love, Fine
City Magazine, Nimmo Twins Show, Norwich Evening News,
Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex County Council Guide for
Chinese Visitors and the GET Careers Guide.
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