Dr Maggie Butt

Associate Professor - Creative Writing


Middlesex University

Creative Writing, Poetry

Dr Maggie Butt is an ex-journalist and BBC television producer, turned poet and novelist. Her publications include five poetry collections and one novel, House of Dreams (published under the name Maggie Brookes). A strong interest in history and war runs through her writing, with themes of human rights and the resilience of women, relieved by a healthy smattering of humour. House of Dreams (Endeavour Press 2015) is a magic-realist, time-shift romance set in 1945 and 1998. Her poetry collection Degrees of Twilight (The London Magazine, 2015) follows the illustrated books Sancti Clandestini – Undercover Saints, Ward-Wood 2012) a hagiography of imaginary patron saints, illustrated in colour by the staff and students of Middlesex University’s BA Illustration course, and Ally Pally Prison more...

PhD Cardiff University 2002.

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  1. Butt, Maggie (2015) House of dreams. Endeavour Press, London. ISBN 9781523881000
  2. Butt, Maggie (2015) Degrees of twilight. The London Magazine Editions, London. ISBN 9780992606152
  3. Butt, Maggie (2009) One I made earlier: on the PhD by publication. Text – Australasian Association of Writing Programs Journal of Writing and Writing courses, 13 (1). ISSN 1327-9556 (Published online first)
  4. Kroll, Jeri, Butt, Maggie, Webb, Jenn and Brien, Donna Lee (2011) Examining the PhD in creative writing. In: Associated Writers Program, February 2011, Washington DC.
  5. Butt, Maggie (2011) Being in uncertainties, mysteries and doubts: negative capability and the place of the imagination in the academy today. Writing in Education - Focus on Africa (55). ISSN 1361-8539
  6. Butt, Maggie (2008) The archaeology of hotel rooms. Quattrocento, 8 .
  7. Butt, Maggie (2012) Walls. Orbis Quarterly Literary International Journal, 162 . ISSN 0300-4425
  8. Butt, Maggie (2012) The working day commences. Magma Poetry, 55 . ISSN 1352-9269
  9. Butt, Maggie (2011) Time travellers. The London Magazine . ISSN 0024-6085
  10. Butt, Maggie (2001) The conference hall and the sea. Equinox, 23 . ISSN 1469-8617