Simon Eales is a PhD candidate and Presidential Fellow in the English Department at the University at Buffalo, New York. His academic work focuses on modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, theatre and performance studies, literary theory, colonialism, and sexuality. He is the co-founder of Ecopoetics Workshop, the Georges Bataille reading group, and Buried Text podcast, and has served as the President of the English Graduate Student Association at UB. He holds a B.A. in English Literature and European Studies, and a M.A. in English Literature from the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he earned the Percival Serle Prize for his research into radical Australian poetics. Simon works as a ritual artist and poet, and has published critical writing in the Cambridge History of Australian Poetry (2023), Cordite Poetry Review, The Music, and other venues.