Sandeep Parmar was born in England and raised in Southern California. A poet and a critic, specialising in modernist women's writing, she received her PhD from University College London and her MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Her books include: Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies: Myth of the Modern Woman (Bloomsbury), a scholarly edition of the Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees (Carcanet), and two books of her own poetry: The Marble Orchard and Eidolon (Shearsman). She is editing the Collected Poems of Nancy Cunard for Carcanet and writing a biography of the British modernist writer Hope Mirrlees. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the Guardian, Poetry Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, the Financial Times and the Times Higher Education. She currently writing a novel partly about India’s Green Revolution and hybridised wheat, for which she has received an International Artist’s Development Fund Grant from the Arts Council/British Council. She is a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker and Co-Director of the University of Liverpool's Centre for New and International Writing where she is Senior Lecturer in English Literature.