Katherine Robinson, Pembroke

Degree: PhD
Course: 1830-PD
Supervisor: Dr Mark Wormald
Dissertation Title: Reanimated Mythic Traditions: Celtic Influences on Ted Hughes's Mythopoesis and Confessional Poetry

Biographical Information

I completed my BA at Amherst College and an MFA in poetry at Johns Hopkins University. 

Research Interests

My dissertation charts the influence of early Celtic literature and mythology on the poetry of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Other research interests include the interplay of occult traditions and psychology in the work of twentieth-century poets such as W.B. Yeats, Robert Duncan, and James Merrill. 

Areas of Supervision

Twentieth-century poetry 

Selected Publications


'Worlds out of Worlds: A Look2 Essay on Robert Duncan' in Ploughsares (Fall, 2014): https://www.pshares.org/issues/fall-2014/worlds-out-worlds-look2-essay-robert-duncan

Essays about Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and S.T. Coleridge for Poetry Foundation: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/katherine-robinson

My poetry, fiction, and translations have appeared in Poetry Ireland, Poetry Wales, The Hudson Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.