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Dr Golnoosh Nour

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Literary Fiction and Poetry

Building location

Edith Morley

Areas of interest

My research focuses on transgression and desire in modern and contemporary fiction and poetry. My approach is mostly practice-based. I have written three books (fiction and poetry) themed around [queer] desire (s) and otherness. My first book of poems was published in 2017, my second book The Ministry of Guidance and other stories was published in 2020, and was shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2021. My poetry collection ROCKSONG was published by Verve Poetry Press in October 2021. In my books, I have explored the fluidity of gender and sexuality, and I have portrayed bisexual and homosexual desire (s) as acts of transgression and rebellion. I have also written on the effects of border politics and religious indoctrination on mental health. Currently, I’m working on a short story collection, which explores the possibilities of queer desire (s) within capitalist structures. In 2020, I designed and hosted a literature programme for Soho Radio Culture and appeared on the BBC Cultural Frontline and Woman’s Hour to discuss my writing.


I have been teaching literature and creative writing since 2018. I have taught poetry, performance poetry, manifestoes, fiction, and metafiction at UEL, The University of

Bedfordshire, and Birkbeck College, University of London. Currently, I am teaching Creative Writing (both prose and poetry) on the MA and BA at Westminster and the University of Reading.

Editorial roles:

- Co-edited Magma 80 (2021)

- Co-edited Queer Life, Queer Love (Muswell Press, 2021)

- Co-edits the poetry section of MIROnline



2015 – 2019 PhD in Literature and Creative Writing

Birkbeck College, University of London

2012 – 2014 Master of Arts in Creative Writing

Birkbeck College, University of London

2006 – 2010 Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

Shahid Beheshti University




Selected publications

Short story, The Horrors of Capitalism Anthology (UK: Comma Press, 2022)

Short story, Neo-Decadence Evangelion Anthology (Japan: Zagava, 2022)

Poetry, The Celestial Bandit: A Tribute to Isidore Ducasse [Comte de Lautréamont] (US: Kernpunkt Press, 2021)

Poetry (Finland: NO NIIN, 2021)

Essay on Dennis Cooper’s I Wished (US: Queerguru, 2021)

Short story (UK: Granta, 2020)

Poetry (UK: The Aubrey Beardsley Society, 2020)

Manifesto, Witches, Warriors, Workers: An Anthology (UK: Culture Matters, 2020)

Poetry (UK: Signal House Edition, 2020)

Creative nonfiction (UK: MIROnline, 2020)

Poetry, Poetry Anthology #3 (UK: Vanguard Press, 2019)

Prose poetry, Port Anthology (UK: Dunlin Press, 2019)

Creative nonfiction (UK: Spontaneous Poetics, 2019)

Poetry (UK: Culture Matters, 2018)

Poetry (Australia: Cordite Poetry Review, 2018)

Translation (US: Columbia Journal, 2018)

Short story (UK: The Mechanics’ Institute Review, 2018)

Essay (UK: Independent, 2017)

Creative nonfiction (UK: The Writer’s Hub, 2013)


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