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Anna Robinson

Senior Lecturer

  • EB 2.48, Docklands Campus
    School of Arts and Cultural Industries (ACI)
    University of East London
    Docklands Campus
    E16 2RD
  • +442082237177

    Anna Robinson is an experienced lecturer in history and creative writing, and particularly in the field of widening access programmes. She has taught for over 25 years in Further and Higher Education and in prisons. At UEL, she has taught New Beginnings, Extended and Foundation Humanities programmes and Creative and Professional Writing.

    Anna Robinson has a M.A. in Public History from Ruskin College, Oxford, and her research interests are the relationship between history and poetry, working class poetics, family and public history, and prisoners’ creative writing.

    Her PhD was called 'Webber Street: a collection of poems about the history of a social housing estate' and was passed in 2018.


    The title of my PhD was 'Webber Street: a collection of poems about the history of a social housing estate'

    My other research interests are: working class history - especially women's, working class poetics, dialect poetry, Match Girls strike 1888, London.


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    Whatsname Street. Robinson, A., (2021), Ripon: Smokestack Books

    Anna Robinson.

    The Night Library

    Robinson, A, Parker, M.. 2015. Oundle: Stonewood Press.

    Into the Woods

    Robinson, A. 2014.

    The Finders of London

    Robinson, A. 2010. London: Enitharmon Press.

    Oxford Poets, 2007

    eds Constantine and O'Donoghue. 2007. Manchester: Carcanet. pp 87-93.

    Songs from the Flats,

    Robinson, A. 2006. London: Hearing Eye.



    Anna is a published poet and non-fiction author, editor and reader development advisor to public libraries. She is the author of The Finders of London (Enitharmon) - which has been shortlisted for the 2011 Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize, and Songs From the Flats (Hearing Eye) – which was the pamphlet choice for the Poetry Book Society in 2006.

    Anna edited the Lambeth Pamphlet history series for Lambeth Archives, is poetry editor for Not Shut Up Magazine and founding editor for The Long Poem Magazine. Anna is a Hawthornden fellow and works as a partner with Pen to Print for Barking and Dagenham Library Service.



    CC3035 Academic Development

    CC3037 London and Literature

    CC3039 London and History

     Pilot course - Not Shut Up and UEL Creative Writing Course for Prisoners


    Creative and Professional Writing
    Extended Degree Programme