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Peter Hebden

Peter Hebden

Doctoral Student in Creative Writing.



Linda Anderson and James Cummings

Research project

Creative Digital Interventions into Poetry

My practice-based research investigates how the presentation of poetry through digital media affects the audience’s encounter with the text, particularly when thinking of the poem as a transmedial artefact. This work mainly focuses on presentation through mobile touchscreen devices and digital media based installations. My critical work examines a selection of existing mobile applications for poetry and performs media-specific analyses on them, investigating how the novel mode of interaction introduced into the reading interface by each app affects our perception of the poetry presented.

Research interests

  • contemporary Poetry
  • digital Media
  • creative Practice-Based Research
  • exploratory Programming
  • digital Literature
  • contemporary Comics and Graphic Novels
  • artists’ Books

Research activities

Placements and funding

  • Northern Bridge AHRC National Productivity Investment Fund PhD Studentship (3 years)
  • placement at the British Library Contemporary British Collections (3 months)


  • presented my creative research in the form of an installation at the ‘Corroding the Now’ conference at Birkbeck, University of London, 12-13th April 2019
  • installation at the Newcastle Poetry Festival at Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1-14th May 2019
  • poster presentation at the BEYOND conference at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 20-21st November 2019

Academic background

  • BA Hons English Literature, Newcastle University
  • MA Creative Writing, Newcastle University