Dr Matthew Carbery
Matthew is a poet and associate lecturer working at Plymouth University. Recently, his first monograph was completed on phenomenology in the long poems of 20th century american poets– namely, James Schuyler, George Oppen, Nathaniel Mackey, Susan Howe, Lyn Hejinian, Leslie Scalapino, Robin Blaser and Rachel Blau DuPlessis. He has had poems published in Tears In The Fence, Blackbox Manifold, CTRL ALT DEL, Otoliths, Stride and Dead King Magazine. He is also Assistant Editor of Periplum Press, and runs the Plymouth Contemporary Poetry Reading Group. He blogs here.
He is interested largely in American poetics, long poems, phenomenology, existentialisms, ecopoetics, depression studies, free jazz, screenplays, drone musics and philosophical pessimism.
Harrison Sullivan is a PhD candidate at the University of Kent in Canterbury. His thesis is provisionally titled “A Canvas in the Open Air: Landscape and Nation in English Poetry” and is a study of the works of five English poets: Andrew Crozier, Maggie O’Sullivan, Allen Fisher, Wendy Mulford and James Berry.
His interests are British poetry, posthumanism, animal studies, ecocriticism and phenomenology. Along with fellow editor Peter Adkins, he is the co-organiser of the Posthumanist Reading Group at the University of Kent.
Peter Adkins is a PhD candidate at the University of Kent in Canterbury. His thesis is provisionally entitled “Modernism in the time of the Anthropocene: Ecology, Aesthetics and the Novel” and is a study of the works of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes.
His interests lie somewhere between modernist experimentation, posthumanism, animal studies, ecocriticism, deconstructivist philosophy and contemporary fiction. He is the co-organiser of the Posthumanist Reading Group at the University of Kent.
Caitlin Stobie is a Commonwealth scholar at the University of Kent in Canterbury, where she is co-organiser of the Posthumanist Reading Group. Her poems and short stories have appeared in journals such as Flash, uHlanga, The Kalahari Review, Aerodrome, New Coin and Type/Cast.
Her interests include posthumanism, animal studies, postcolonial ecocriticism, feminist phenomenology and the interstices between literature and biology. In September she will start her PhD at the University of Leeds.