Biography

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Emma Storr is a doctor, academic and writer, born and brought up in London, who now lives in West Yorkshire. She teaches medical students at the University of Leeds and has run several modules in medical humanities including Medicine and the Arts, Writing Well and The Ill Child in History.

She has an MPhil in Writing from the University of South Wales for which she wrote a critical essay on Sharon Olds’ collection The Father and submitted a collection of 33 poems, some of which have been revised and now feature in her debut pamphlet Heart Murmur, Calder Valley Poetry (2019), £7.00, available from: www.caldervalleypoetry.com

Emma had two 55 word diagnosis stories published in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 58:1 2015. Her poetry has appeared in Strix magazines 2, 3 & 4 in 2017 and 2018, and in the Hippocrates Anthologies of 2016 and 2018. She won joint 3rd prize for her poem Six Week Check in the Hippocrates Poetry and Medicine competition 2018. She was Highly Commended for April Walk in the Walter Swan Poetry competition (Ilkley Literature Festival 2016) and for Your Skin in the YorkMix poetry competition 2018. Parakeets in Bradford was shortlisted for the Half Moon Books ‘Wildlife’ competition in 2018 and The Best Meal of the Day was shortlisted for the Candlestick Press pamphlet ‘Breakfast’.