Rebecca May Johnson

is a writer, creative practitioner and academic living in London. She recently finished a PhD about a radical German translation of Homer’s Odyssey at UCL by the German poet Barbara Köhler. Rebecca writes poetry about classical figures, food and gender, and co-runs ‘Sitting Room’, a series of readings and events in people’s houses and public spaces. As a creative practitioner, Rebecca makes artworks and gives performances that engage with the interrelatedness of food, the body, language and memory. She is a research associate on the Poettrio translation project at Newcastle University. As a journalist she has written for The Times Literary Supplement, The Financial Times, Vogue, The Telegraph and others. She is working on a narrative non-fiction book about food, place and the body and is represented by David Higham Associates.