Sandeep Parmar

Zalaznick Distinguished Visiting Writer


Sandeep Parmar is the author of Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies: Myth of the Modern Woman (a critical study of the modernist writer Mina Loy’s literary archive), scholarly editions of the Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees and the Selected Poems of Nancy Cunard, and three books of poetry, The Marble Orchard and Eidolon (a rewriting of the myth of Helen of Troy in modern America) and Faust (an extended response to Goethe's play). Her research interests are primarily British and American women’s writing of the early twentieth century, modernism, as well as race and contemporary poetry in English. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the Guardian, The Los Angeles Review of Books, the Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement. She is a BBC New Generation Thinker and Co-Director of Liverpool’s Centre for New and International Writing. In 2017, she co-founded the Ledbury Poetry Critics program for poetry critics of colour. Parmar is a professor of English literature at Liverpool University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of the Arts and the 2022-2023 Zalaznick Distinguished Visiting Writer.