Nathalie Teitler works across the fields of arts, activism and academia. Born in Buenos Aires, she holds a PhD in Latin American Poetry (King’s College London, 2000). She has run literature programmes promoting diversity in the UK for over 20 years, founding the first national mentoring and translation programmes for writers living in exile, and is the Director of The Complete Works – a national development programme that helped to raise the number of Black and Asian poets published by major presses from less than 1% in 2005 to its current level of 16%. In 2015 she founded the world’s first poetry-dance company, Dancing Words, which produces live pieces and films which have been shown at festivals around the world. Nathalie is the co-founder of Invisible Presence, a national programme developing British Latino writers. She co-edited Un Nuevo Sol: British LatinX Writers (flipped eye, 2019), the first major anthology of UK-based writers of Latin American heritage, with Nii Ayikwei Parkes, and Mapping the Future: The Complete Works (Bloodaxe Books, 2023) with Karen McCarthy Woolf. She was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018, was appointed Projects Manager for the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships in 2018, and has been a director of Bloodaxe Books since 2021.
Books by Nathalie Teitler