Harriet Tarlo

Harriet Tarlo is a poet and academic who lives in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, and teaches creative writing at Sheffield Hallam University. Poetry publications include Love/Land (REM Press, 2003), Poems 1990–2003 (Shearsman Books, 2004), and Nab (Etruscan Books, 2005). Her poems about the Cumbrian coast appeared with Jem Southam’s Clouds Descending photographic exhibitions at the Lowry Gallery, Salford and Tullie House, Carlisle, in 2008–2009. Tarlo also writes academic essays on modernist and contemporary poetry with particular attention to gender and landscape and environment. Essays in books appear in critical volumes published by Edinburgh University Press, Salt, Palgrave and Rodopi. Recent critical and creative work appears in Pilot, Jacket, Rampike, English and the Journal of Ecocriticism (JoE). Tarlo edited a special feature on “Women and Eco-Poetics” for How2 vol. 3, no. 2, and The Ground Aslant: An Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry for Shearsman Press in 2011. She is currently preparing a new collection of poetry with the same press. Parts of her critical-creative work in progress on the field in British and American open form poetry appear in the latest edition of Fire and in a new book on Placing Poetry, due out with Rodopi in 2012.