I am a freelance poet, writer, and tutor with an interest in mental health and social practice. I having previously worked in the public and voluntary sectors, Prison Education, Further Education and Higher Education;  I have worked as a writer and in other roles with a wide range of organisations including Open Eye Gallery, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust ,  North End Writers , Research Ethics Committees (as a lay member), Imagine, Lister Steps (The Old Library), University of Liverpool, Life Rooms (Walton), Life Rooms (Bootle), FACT, Liverpool Echo, Halton Borough Council, Citizens Advice,  Liverpool Poetry Cafe,  the Greenbank Project, Tenantspin, BBC Radio Merseyside and Up for Arts – and the Young Womens Trust (formerly Project 51) etc.,

In 2019 I’m looking forward to working with photographic artist David Lockwood and artist Arthur Lockwood on a new collaborative project and exhibition that will be shown at the The Victoria Gallery & Museum in the Summer: I am also completing work on my poetry collection Insane Places and writing a book on American poet, Frank Bidart.

‘Sleeping in the Middle’ (a poetry work in sound responding to images by photographer, A.J. Wilkinson) was exhibited at Open Eye Gallery in May 2018 and published in a booklet of the same title. My collection Waiting for the Brown Trout God (2009) was published by Headland Publications. My collection – Voices of the Benares – was published by Lapwing Publications in 2014.  My pamphlet Playing Out Time was published by Driftwood Publications (2005).

I have an LL.B (Hons), Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, an MA in Creative Arts (Writing and Reading Poetry) and gained my PhD in Creative Writing from University of Liverpool in 2019 thanks to my supervisors Professor Deryn Rees-Jones and Professor David Pilgrim, and the generous support of The John Lennon Memorial Scholarship.


Education & Qualifications

2019 PhD Creative Writing, University of Liverpool
2013 Diploma for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Liverpool City College
2005 MA Creative Arts (Writing & Reading Poetry), Liverpool HOPE University
1986 LL.B (Hons), University of Liverpool


“Pauline Rowe’s beautiful poems mix memory, language and love in a kind of alchemy that turns the pages gold.”

Ian McMillan


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