Cassandra Atherton is an award-winning writer, academic and critic. She is a Harvard Visiting Scholar in English, sponsored by Stephen Greenblatt in 2015/2016 and was a Visiting Fellow at Sophia University, Tokyo, in 2014. She has published 17 critical and creative books (with two more in progress) and in the past three years has been invited to edit six special editions of leading journals. She is the successful recipient of more than 15 national and international grants and teaching awards. Her most recent books of prose poetry are Trace (Finlay Lloyd), Exhumed (Grand Parade) and Sketch Notes (mountains brown press) with artist Phil Day. She is currently working on a prose poetry graphic novel.