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Dr Mary Coghill

2014 - 2017

Dr Mary Coghill was born in London and has lived and worked in London for many years. Recently published poetry explores the central themes of what city poetry is in both practice and theory. This theme was explored as part of her PhD at The London Metropolitan University.


She has published three books of city poetry.  The third Assay of Blood and Gold: London Poems (2017) is now available from  She has used her Visiting Research Fellowship to organise a number of research seminars on the work of Roman Jakobson and poetics and three conferences where the theory of poetics is explored – the latest to be held on 21st October 2017. Her current research explores Formalist theory through the work of Roman Jakobson and Professor Yuri Rozhdestvensky. She is currently organising an international conference on Professor Rozhdestvensky: 'Russian Evolution: Russian Reflections'.