About me

Welcome to Derek Littlewood’s poetry site.  I teach literature, nature writing and writing poetry at the School of English, Birmingham City University.  This site contains some of my poetry and from time to time reflections on poetics.

I was raised in Bearwood, Smethwick which is in the Black Country to the west of Birmingham. I now live in Worcestershire and work in Birmingham City Centre.  I am married to Caroline and we have two teenaged children.  I try to read a broad range of poetry in English and in translation.  I’ve benefited from studying at Arvon and the Poetry School.