Milena Williamson is the 2023 Ciaran Carson Writing and the City post-doctoral fellow at Queen’s University Belfast. She has a PhD and an MA in poetry from the Seamus Heaney Centre at QUB. Her thesis is entitled “The Garden Cannot Be Unplanted and Ciaran Carson’s War Correspondences: Intertextual Fusion in Breaking News”. In 2022, Milena’s debut poetry pamphlet, Charm for Catching a Train, was published by Green Bottle Press. Her poems have been published widely in Ireland and in the UK, most notably in Propel, Magma Poetry, Oxford Poetry, The Rialto, bath magg, Ambit, Blackbox Manifold, Poetry Ireland Review, Banshee and more. Her poetry on Bridget Cleary has been supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Ireland Chair of Poetry Project Award.

mwilliamson12@qub.ac.uk