Organisers and contact

For any questions, please e-mail poeticmeasures@gmail.com. We aim to respond to all queries promptly.

The main organisers are all based at the University of York: Alex Alonso, Laura Blomvall, Stephen  Grace and Jack Quin. Anna Svendsen has been an important assistant organiser. If you have any questions for any of us individually, please contact us through our university e-mail addresses.

Alex Alonso is a third year PhD candidate at the University of York, working on rhyme, return, errors and endings in the poetry of Paul Muldoon. Other research interests include nonsense, humour and psychoanalysis in modern American poetry. He holds a BA from York and an MSt from Oxford. Contact at alex.alonso@york.ac.uk.

Laura Blomvall is a PhD candidate at the University of York working on lyric theory. She holds a BA from the University of Cambridge and a MA from University College London. For contact, e-mail ljb568@york.ac.uk.

Stephen Grace lives and works in York, where he is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Related English.  His thesis examines the sonnet in contemporary British and Irish poetry. Contact at swg500@york.ac.uk.

Jack Quin is a PhD candidate at the University of York working on the poetry of W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot. He holds a BA and MA from Queen’s University Belfast. For contact, email jack.quin@york.ac.uk.

Anna Svendsen is a third year PhD candidate at the University of York working on religious symbolism in the poetry and painting of David Jones. In July 2016, she will be helping to host a conference on David Jones’s engagement with theories of History, to be held at the University of York.

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