Becky Cullen is a poet and final-year PhD researcher at Nottingham Trent University. Her creative-critical thesis, ‘Mastering Time: Time and Temporality in Contemporary Poetry’ explores the ways that a poem disturbs the mastery of time, through repetition, manipulation of pace, stratification and spectrality. Becky’s poems have been published in The North, The Interpreter’s House, New Walk and PN Review. In 2016 Becky was Poet-in-Residence at Newstead Abbey, ancestral home of the George Gordon, Lord Byron. She is sponsored by the AHRC and Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership and received the inaugural Midlands3Cities Public Engagement Award.