Simon Eales is a PhD candidate in the English Department at UB, where he is a Presidential Fellow and serves as President of the English Graduate Student Association in 2019-2020. He received a B.A. in English Literature and European Studies, and a M.A. in English Literature from the University of Melbourne, Australia, earning the Percival Serle Prize for outstanding Master's thesis. Simon's current research parks itself at the intersection of contemporary poetics, bio- and geo-politics, modernist theory, and gender and sexuality studies. He currently co-organises EcoPoetry Workshop, a poetry and theory residency near Milan, Italy, and the Georges Bataille Reading Group.