Liz Bahs

Dr Liz Bahs

Lecturer in Creative Writing
+44 (0)1483 686188
25 AD 02
Semester 1: Wednesday 4-5pm; Thursday 10am-noon. Via virtual platforms.

Academic and research departments

School of Literature and Languages.


Areas of specialism

creative writing; poetry; poetry sequence; prose poetry; nature writing / travel writing; polyvocal / polyphonic; Narrative Studies; multi-narrativity; collaborative writing; science / science-fiction; American Literature; flash fiction / micro-fiction; LGBT Literature

University roles and responsibilities

  • Director of Surrey New Writers Festival
  • Languages and Literature rep for the LGBT Equality Group

My qualifications

Practice-based PhD in Creative Writing (Poetry)
Royal Holloway, University of London
MA English Literature: Sexual Dissidence and Cultural Change
University of Sussex
BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing; Associate of Arts in Women's Studies; Associate of Arts in World Religions
University of Florida

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My publications


Liz Bahs (2020). Stay Bones
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Liz Bahs’s debut collection of poetry straddles continents and generations – from a childhood in America to an adult life in the UK, from long-dead relatives to loved ones today. A family history is brought alive in a photographic sequence: “Through green shagpile fields, she gallops on / tiptoe” (Chicken Pox Nude), while in University of Florida: Jennings Hall we meet Lisa: ‘in the hallway, between the toilets / and the fire escape, skinny Lisa roller-skated / in her un- derwear, Budweiser in hand”. We also encounter Tony “in silver stilettos, tunes his voice higher”, a sex worker called Victoria, and the pilot of Flight 1549 who landed his plane on the Hudson river. A poignant medley of insights and char- acters, delivered with wit and grace, this collection lingers after the final page.
Liz Bahs (2018). Greyhound Night Service
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A pamphlet of poetry and haibun. Maquette Press, 2018