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Personal profile

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Contemporary poetry, John Ashbery and the New York School, political populism in the 21st Century, and the first-person plural in contemporary poetry.


Jake Reynolds is a PhD student in Creative and Critical Writing. His thesis concerns the first-person plural in contemporary poetry and an antipopulist reading of John Ashbery's final three collections: Quick Question (2012), Breezeway (2015), and Commotion of the Birds (2016).

Jake also works as a PhD tutor for The Brilliant Club and as a tutor for the UEA Outreach Student Tutoring Scheme. His poetry has been published by The White Review, bath magg, HVTN, Seam Editions, and more.

Academic Background

Jake received his MA in Creative Writing: Poetry (2017) and BA in English Literature with Creative Writing (2016) from UEA. In 2016, he was awarded the university's Malcolm Bradbury Prize for his undergraduate dissertation.