The Journal is delighted to officially introduce our new Editorial Advisory Board which convened in January of this year. The board's remit is to bring a diversity of new perspectives to the Journal, to think creatively about new initiatives and to advise on all aspects of the day-to-day running of the Journal and future directions of travel. The new board members and their research interests are as follows:
Fran Lock, research interests in: the interplay between orality and literacy in contemporary working-class poetry, trauma and performativity in innovative poetic practice, modes of poetic grieving; the use of epistolarity, poetic apostrophe, and personal disclosure towards political ends. Fran's doctoral thesis included work on Sean Bonney, Rob Halpern, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Harryette Mullen, and the Gurlesque.
Ghazal Mosadeq is a poet and translator interested in visual, textual and performative poetry and translative practices, multilingual poetry, ecopoetry, Illuminationist philosophy and Persian Sufi literature. She is the founder of Pamenar Press, an independent cross-cultural, multi-lingual publisher based in UK, Canada and Iran. She is a member of the jury for the Haft Eghlim Literary Award, and poetry juror at the Urban Tree Literary competition. Ghazal also co-founded ‘Zeer Pelleh’ a hub for experimental visual, textual and performative practices in Tehran (2015-2016).
James Goodwin is a poet undertaking a PhD in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London. His research is on the black social life of poetry as a critique of dialectical phenomenology, read in the works of Aime Cesaire, Will Alexander, D.S. Marriott and Fred Moten, and studied through four conceptual frameworks: marronage, breath, sacrality and emanation.
Joey Frances, research interests in: the intersections between radical formal work and radical political intentions in contemporary poetry; poetic subjectivities, affects and ideological disruption; poetry as collective activity. Joey's recently completed doctoral thesis included work on Sean Bonney, Lisa Robertson, Bhanu Kapil and Anna Mendelssohn.
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