The Writers of Wales Database



altPoet, literary critic and editor. He is Professor of English at Cardiff University, which he joined in 2013. He is the co-author of Whiteout (Parthian, 2006), and his first full collection, published by Seren – Suit of Lights – was a Wales Literature Exchange ‘Bookshelf’ choice for 2010. Alabaster Girls will appear from the same press in 2012. Damian’s fields of expertise include Romanticism, the interface between literature and politics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, twentieth-century poetry, and the two literatures of Wales. He has a particular interest in literary cartography, and in the ways in which poetry responds to works of art.

He is General Editor of The Oxford Literary History of Wales, and was one of the three judges of the 2008 Wales Book of the Year.

Selected Publications:
Presences that Disturb: Models of Romantic Identity in the Literature and Culture of the 1790s (University of Wales Press, 2002)
Suit of Lights (Seren, 2009)
Witch (Seren, 2012)
Cartographies of Culture: New Geographies of Welsh Writing in English (University of Wales Press, 2012)

Contributed to:
Waldo Williams: Rhyddiaith (editor) (University of Wales Press, 2001)
Echoes to the Amen: Essays after R.S. Thomas (editor)(University of Wales Press, 2003)
The Monstrous Debt: Modalities of Romantic Influence in Twentieth-Century Literature (co-editor) (Wayne State University Press, 2006)
Cof ac Arwydd: Ysgrifau Newydd ar Waldo Williams (co-editor) (Barddas, 2006)
Megalith: Eleven Journeys in Search of Stones (editor) (Gomer, 2006)
Whiteout (co-writer) (Parthian, 2006)
Wales and the Romantic Imagination (co-editor) (University of Wales Press, 2007)
Romanticism, History, Historicism: Essays on an Orthodoxy (editor) (Routledge, 2008)
Echoes to the Amen - Essays After R. S. Thomas (editor) (University of Wales Press, 2009)
Clive Hicks-Jenkins (contributor) (Lund Humphries Publishers, 2011)