Writer – Researcher – Teacher

Wanda O’Connor is a doctoral candidate in Critical and Creative Writing at Cardiff University where she organizes both Derrida and Contemporary Women’s Poetry reading groups and teaches Creative Writing and English Literature. Her poetry is based in a contemporary projective (open text) practice and her critical writing explores notions of trace, spatiality and thrownness (Geworfenheit). She is interested in the intersections between critical theory, philosophy and poetics and explores these relationships both in her academic and creative work.

Recent writing is available or forthcoming in Poetry Wales (here and here), Molly Bloom, Sidekick BooksAsymptote, DatableedMagma, EPIZOOTICS!Zarf, and The Best Canadian Poetry anthology (Tightrope Books). Her chapbook damascene road passaggio is available to order through Above/Ground Press.

Alongside Josh Robinson and Calum Gardner, she initiated the Cardiff Poetry Experiment reading series in Cardiff, Wales and serves as co-organizer. She participates in collaborative projects such as with Enemies Gelynion and composes short film projects and writes libretto for opera.

Wanda also lectures on contemporary poetry both locally and abroad and organizes writing workshops on Hybrid Writing, the Postmodern Lyric and Contemporary Women’s Writing. To arrange a workshop for your school or community, or to request a presentation or talk, please contact her.

Cardiff 2016