R. M. Francis is a writer from the Black Country. He completed his PhD at the University of Wolverhampton, where he is lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing. He's the author of five poetry Chapbook collections: Transitions; (The Black Light Engine Room, 2015) Orpheus; (Lapwing Publications, 2016) Corvus' Burnt-wing Love Balm and Cure-All; (The Black Light Engine Room Press, 2018); Lamella (Original Plus Chapbooks, 2019) and Fieldnotes from a Deep Topography of Dudley (Wild Pressed Books 2019). In 2020 Smokestack Books will publish his first full length collection and his debut novel is due with Wild Pressed Books. In spring 2019 he became the inaugural David Bradshaw Writer in Residence at Oxford University.
Based at The Weston Library and Worcester College at the University of Oxford R. M. Francis was the inaugural David Bradshaw Writer in Residence in Spring 2019. Running creative writing workshops and producing new original work, inspired by Oxford City and the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. Read more about this exciting project here