Wanda O'Connor

Dr Wanda O’Connor is a poet and an Associate Lecturer for The Open University. Her research interests are in creative and critical writing, experimental and hybrid writing, contemporary poetics, American and British women’s poetry, literature and philosophy, waste studies, and ecopoetry. Current research examines a contemporary Projectivist aesthetic as it appears in recent poetries, and she is interested in expanded translation, as a former Classicist translating poetry from Classical Greek. Her creative work has appeared in journals and anthologies such as The Best Canadian Poetry 2014 (Tightrope Books), Wretched Strangers, and The World Speaking Back… to Denise Riley (both from Boiler House Press), and Bad Kid Catullus (Sidekick Books). Dr O’Connor co-founded the innovative poetry reading series Cardiff Poetry Experiment from 2014-2018, organised the poetics symposium Projectivisms in 2018, and is currently writing a poetry collection based on Pythian oracles at Delphi.