Mina Gorji was born in Tehran and grew up in London. She was a research fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford and is now a senior lecturer in English at Cambridge University and a fellow of Pembroke College. At the moment, she is investigating literary noticing and is also working on a book about poetic language, Strange Words: Poetry in the Age of the Dictionary. Previous works include a study of John Clare's poetry, John Clare and the Place of Poetry (2008) and two edited collections - Rude Britannia (2007) and Class and the Canon (2013). Her poems have appeared in The London Magazine, Magma, The Oxford Magazine, The Delinquent and in New Poetries V.