Ranging from the Long Eighteenth Century to the present day, I have a strong interest in the formal qualities of both verse and prose, and how they relate to history and thought. My next project is primarily transatlantic, and concerns ‘spontaneity and form’ in nineteenth and twentieth-century English, US and Indian prose. I am also interested in the Indian poet Arun Kolatkar, and co-edit of the online magazine Prac Crit, which combines interviews with close readings. As of 2018, I am a selector for the Poetry Book Society.
Here's 'Ginnel', which I wrote and performed on behalf of Radio Leeds for National Poetry Day; my verse can also be read on the Poetry and Guardian ;websites and this is my latest essay (on Rae Armantrout) for Poetry.
I am Equality and Diversity lead for EDACS, and am arranging a series of events. On Wednesday, January 24, Sandeep Parmar will discuss the Ledbury 'Emerging Critics' program, which aims at getting more BAME voices into literary journalism. Two of our mentees will also take part. It's a chance to talk about critical authority, styles of reviewery, and will double as essay guidance for undergraduates. It'll be in the Watson Building, Lecture Theatre B, at 15.30.