‘The Marble Orchard’ is the debut collection of poetry by UEA alumna Sandeep Parmar and has just been published by Shearsman Books. Sandeep (pictured) was born in Nottingham in 1979 and raised in Southern California. She graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at UEA in 2003 and gained a PhD in English Literature from University College London in 2008. She has since taught at the University of Hertfordshire, the Open University, University of Cambridge, Wagner College and was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. She edited ‘The Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees’ for Carcanet Press (2011) and her study of Mina Loy’s autobiographies, ‘Myth of the Modern Woman’, is forthcoming from Rodopi Press.