Janine Bradbury is an academic and poet and is Senior Lecturer in Literature at The University of York. Her critical work has been published by Bloomsbury and Palgrave Macmillan, and she has appeared on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and written for the Guardian. In 2020, Janine won a Poetry London Mentorship award and was shortlisted for the Oxford Brooks Poetry Competition. In 2021, she was nominated for a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship. She is a co-organiser of the Ledbury Poetry Critics Scheme and a co-founding editor of BLACKLINES: A Journal of Black British Writing.