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Gregory Woods
(1953 - living) U.K.

Gregory Woods

Academic, poet, and poetry analyst


Gregory WoodsBorn in Cairo, Egypt, he was brought up in the Gold Coast and Ghana. He received his secondary education at a Roman Catholic public school in Berkshire. He obtained a doctorate from the University of East Anglia in 1983. He was a lecturer in English at the University of Salerno, Italy, in 1980-4.

He was a Reader, and then became the UK's first Professor of Lesbian and Gay Studies at Nottingham Trent University in June 1998. Gregory Woods teaches American and British literary and cultural studies.

His poetry regularly appears in magazines and anthologies and he also occasionally publishes short fiction. His poetry collections are We Have the Melon, May I Say Nothingand the District Commisioner's Dreams.


His work include:

  • Articulate Flesh: Male Homo-eroticism and Modern Poetry (1987)
  • A Helping Hand (1989)
  • We Have the Melon (1992)
  • This Is No Book: A Gay Reader (1994)
  • We're Here, We're Queer and We're Not Going Catalogue Shopping (1996)
  • May I Say Nothing (1998)
  • A History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition (1997)
  • The District Commissioner's Dreams (2002)
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