Andrea Brady


Andrea Brady’s books of poetry include Vacation of a Lifetime (Salt, 2001), Embrace (Object Permanence, 2005) Wildfire: A Verse Essay on Obscurity and Illumination (Krupskaya, 2010), Mutability: scripts for infancy (Seagull, 2012), Cut from the Rushes (Reality Street, 2013) and Dompteuse (Bookthug, 2014).  She was born in Philadelphia in 1974, studied at Columbia and Cambridge Universities and is now Professor of Poetry at Queen Mary University of London, where she runs the Centre for Poetry and has published widely on poetry and poetics, ritual, embodiment, theories of the imagination, women’s writing, and critical theory; recently she has been investigating prosody and bondage across several historical periods.  Scholarly works include English Funerary Elegy in the Seventeenth Century: Laws in Mourning (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). Andrea is Director of the Archive of the Now (, a digital repository of recordings of poets performing their own work, co-publisher of Barque Press (, and a member of the protoform feminist poetry collective.


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