Mr Steven J. Fowler


I'm a poet, writer and performer working in the literary, modernist and avant-garde traditions. I've published ten collections of poetry, over twenty publications of limited edition poetry, art and collaborative works and been commissioned by Tate Modern, BBC Radio 3, The British Council, Tate Britain, Liverpool Biennial and Wellcome Collection amongst others for texts, performances and installations.

Since joining Kingston in 2014 I've been teaching on multiple courses, with a focus on poetry, and especially proud of the extraordinary work students have produced on my Experiments and Innovations programme, many of whom have gone on to take poetry / writing / art as a vocation. I've also included many dozens of students in live events and exhibitions in London and the Kingston area. I'm pleased to be the director of the Kingston Writers' Centre too.

Academic responsibilities



  • MA Philosophy, University of London
  • BA Philosophy, University of Durham

Teaching and learning


I'm interested in world literature and the contemporary poetry scene, as such my work is often internationally orientated - I've been been translated into 23 languages and performed at venues across the world, from Mexico, Iraq, Peru, India, Argentina, China, Georgia, Bangladesh and many European nations.

I've pioneered collaborative literary practise and curating live events. I've put on over 700 events in 24 countries around the world with the Enemies project. 

My other research interests include neuroaesthetics, language and the brain, masculinity, combat sports, conceptual art, performance art and the intersections of different creative mediums.

I'm interested in supporting new writers too, and have been poetry editor of 3am magazine for over five years.

Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision


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Number of items: 10.


Fowler, Steven J. (2020) I will show you the life of the mind (on prescription drugs). Self published. 158p. ISBN 9798603370200

Fowler, S.J. (2019) Nemeses : selected collaborations of SJ Fowler, volume 2. HVTN Press. 291p. ISBN 9781999867041

Fowler, SJ (2017) The guide to being bear aware. Bristol, U.K : Shearsman Books. 89p. ISBN 9781848615380

melville, nick-e, Fowler, SJ, Herd, Colin, Van Winkle, Ryan, Sutherland, Ross and Sowerby, Kathrine [Creator] (2015) The auld fold. fourfold. (fourfold, (5))

Fowler, S.J. and Jenks, Tom (2015) 1000 proverbs. Newton-le-Willows, U.K. : Knives Forks and Spoons Press. 57p. ISBN 9781909443594

Fowler, Steven (2015) {Enthusiasm}. London, U.K. : Test Centre Publications. 96p. ISBN 9780992685867

Davies, Nia, Dunthorne, Joe, Fowler, SJ, Salisbury, Eurig, Skoulding, Zoe and Trimble, Rhys (2015) Gelynion. Hazard Press. 8p.

Herd, Colin and Fowler, SJ (2015) Oberwildling : on the life of Oskar Kokoschka. London, U.K. : Austrian Cultural Forum. (Occasions, (15)) ISBN 9780957684621

Fowler, Steven (2015) fights. 2nd ed. Guildford, U.K. : Veer Books. 124p. ISBN 9781907088841

Fowler, Steven (2014) The Rottweiler's guide to the dog owner. London, U.K. : Eyewear Publishing. 80p. ISBN 9781908998200

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