Gregory LeadbetterGregory Leadbetter was born in Stourbridge, England, in 1975. He studied Law at Trinity College, Cambridge, for the joy of it; finding that he was expected to pay his way in the world, he also practised as an environmental lawyer for three years, before leaving to concentrate on writing, teaching and criticism.

In 2004 he completed the MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths, London. Since then he has taught English at Oxford Brookes University, creative writing for the Open University, and now lectures in creative writing and English literature 1660-1830 at Birmingham City University. In January 2010 he was poet in residence at Radley College, Abingdon.

In April 2010 he completed a doctorate on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and his book Coleridge and the Daemonic Imagination will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011.

Greg’s poems have featured in the anthologies See how I land: Oxford poets and exiled writers, ed. Carole Angier (Coventry: Heaventree Press, 2009) and Heaventree New Poets 4 (Coventry: Heaventree Press, 2006); various magazines including Poetry London, Agenda and Romanticism; and online at Limelight ( and Snakeskin.


Between 2005 and 2007 he was a scriptwriter for the BBC radio drama series Silver Street.




The Body in the Well, HappenStance 2007.


Gregory Leadbetter





On Coleridge