Richard Scott

Staff details

Richard Scott


Lecturer in Creative Writing


English and Creative Writing


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Richard Scott teaches on the MA in Creative and Life Writing. He is also the author of Soho (Faber & Faber, 2018).

He is a lecturer in creative writing on the MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths. As a creative writing tutor Richard has also worked in schools, for arts organisations – including The Southbank Centre and Arvon – at the University of Hertfordshire, Royal Holloway and at the Faber Academy.

His publications include Soho (Faber & Faber, 2018) which was a Gay’s the Word and a Poetry School book of the year and shortlisted for five poetry and publishing awards including the T. S. Eliot prize; and Wound (Rialto, 2016) which won the Michael Marks Poetry Award.

His poem ‘crocodile’ won the Poetry London Competition. Recent works include ‘Woman Peeling Turnips; A Portrait of my Father’, written in response to his residency at Southwark Park Galleries and broadcast on Resonance FM; and extracts from ‘That Broke Into Shining Crystals’ in Poetry Review. Richard’s poetry has been translated into German (Hochroth Verlag) and French (Place de la Sorbonne).

Academic qualifications

  • BMus Music & Performance (Opera), Royal College of Music 2004
  • MA Creative & Life Writing, Goldsmiths 2012

Teaching and supervision

Research interests

Creative writing: poetry, fiction, life writing, the short story. Queer poetics, queer theory, shame, translation, ekphrasis, art history, London & Soho.