Sandeep Parmar was born in Nottingham, England, in 1979 and raised in Southern California. She holds a PhD from the University College London and an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia. She is the author of two collections of poetry: Eidolon (Shearsman Books, 2015), winner of the Ledbury Forte Prize, and The Marble Orchard (Shearsman Books, 2012). She is also the author of Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies: Myth of the Modern Woman (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013). In 2017, she founded the Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics Scheme for BAME reviewers. She is a professor of english literature at the University of Liverpool in London, England.