Jack is a poet, writer and critic and is senior lecturer in creative writing. He is programme coordinator and admissions tutor for the BA Hons English with Creative Writing degree, and also tutors on the MA in Creative and Life Writing and supervises MPhil/PhD research projects.
Jack is also founder and editor of the Goldsmiths Shorts pamphlet series
- PhD, 'Sense and Inaudibility/ Wakefield and Other Poems', Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2011 2011
- MA in Creative and Life Writing, Goldsmiths College, University of London 2006
- BA (Hons) in Creative and Cultural Studies, Norwich University of the Arts 2005
Jack is primarily a poet, but has also published works of short fiction, flash fiction, essays and non-fiction, as well as literary criticism.
He is interested in poetics, and the development of new terminologies for writing practices, and his non-fiction work often explores analogies between poetry and other fields, such as physics, neuroscience and philosophy.
Publications and research outputs
Underwood, Jack. 2009. One of the poets in - Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century. In: James Byrne and Clare Pollard, eds. Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century. Bloodaxe Books Ltd. ISBN 978-1852248383
Underwood, Jack. 2015. 'Toast to My Friend or Why Friendship Is the Best Kind of Love'. Prac Crit(5),
Underwood, Jack. 2020. Poem Beginning with Lines by Elizabeth Barret Browning [Poem]. 'Poetry', The Poetry Foundation, Chicago, USA.
Underwood, Jack. 2019. Whatever I have done that was good, I have done at the bidding of my voices.. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Underwood, Jack. 2010. Wakefield and Other Poems / Sense and Inaudibility. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London