Bridget Vincent

Bridget Vincent completed her PhD at Cambridge University as a General Sir John Monash Scholar and then held a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Melbourne and an Endeavour Research Fellowship. She is now an Assistant Professor in Modern Poetry and Poetics at the University of Nottingham and was recently awarded a British Academy Rising Star award for a project on literature and attention. She writes on poetry and ethics, with particular attention to the writings of Geoffrey Hill, Adrienne Rich, Seamus Heaney, and Judith Wright. Her first book, Moral Authority in Seamus Heaney and Geoffrey Hill, is coming out with Oxford University Press in 2021. She also writes creative nonfiction and opinion pieces, and has published these in The Guardian, the Times Higher Education and the Age.

Instapoetry: The Anxiety of the Influencer

On Instagram, old questions about sincerity and identity in the lyric voice meet new pressures from the digital attention economy. This collision has produced evolutions in form, but also prompted critical questions about the Instapoem’s commodification of selfhood and about …

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Review Short: Robert Gray’s Daylight Saving: a selection of poems by Robert Gray

In ‘Minima’, Robert Gray writes that ‘the senses can mislead us, / …when we rely on only one of them’. Gray is in no danger of being misled. The dimension of synaesthesia in his perceptions has been widely noted, but it manifests itself in this collection as something both chronologically prior to, and conceptually broader than, the apprehension of one sense through another.

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