Jennifer Batt is Lecturer in English at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses on poetry of the long eighteenth century, and she has particular interests in women writers and in labouring class writers; she has just completed a book on the ‘Thresher Poet’ Stephen Duck. Her work often engages with the publication and reception history of poetry, and is concerned with exploring how poetic culture was constructed across a range of media, including newspapers, magazines, miscellanies, pamphlets, and other sorts of publication. She is co-director of the Centre for Material Texts at the University of Bristol.