Jack Parlett is a writer, poet and scholar. He recently held a Junior Research Fellowship in English at University College, Oxford. He completed a PhD in English at Cambridge University, which he adapted as a monograph entitled The Poetics of Cruising: Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr, published by the University of Minnesota Press. His second book, Fire Island: Love, Loss and Liberation in an American Paradise, was published by Granta Books (UK) and Hanover Square Press (US) in May 2022, and named by The New York Times as an Editor's Pick. His debut poetry pamphlet was published by Broken Sleep Books in 2020, and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the Boston Review, Literary Hub, Poetry London, and elsewhere.