Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Meet the EUOIA collaborators: Sandeep Parmar

With Sandeep Parmar I created the French poems of Carde-Vitale for Twitters for a Lark: Poetry of the European Union of Imaginary Authors. Nothing is known about this writer except that that he/she/they reside in Paris. The reader should investigate the poem, not consult the biographies. However, here’s a biography for Sandeep!

She was born in Nottingham in 1979 and was raised in Southern California. She received her PhD in English Literature from University College London in 2008 on the unpublished autobiographies of the modernist poet Mina Loy. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. She is the Reviews Editor of The Wolf magazine and edited The Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees and the Selected Poems of Nancy Cunard for Carcanet Press. Her critical book on Loy, Reading Mina Loy's Autobiographies, appeared from Bloomsbury in 2013. Her poems are published by Shearsman Books.

Sandeep teaches in English Literature at the University of Liverpool, where she has just been made a professor. Congratulations from the EUOIA! Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Guardian, The Los Angeles Review of Books, the Financial Times and the TLS. She is currently writing a novel, which is partly set during India’s Green Revolution in the 1960s. She is a BBC New Generation Thinker and Co-Director of Liverpool’s Centre for New and International Writing, and was a judge for the 2017 Forward Prizes for Poetry.

Read more about the European Union of Imaginary Authors here and here

More on Twitters for a Lark here and here. See also A Translated Man ( an early account here; the book is also available from Shearsman here.)

All the collaborators are introduced at links available here.