Dr Rosie Whitcombe is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Birmingham City University. She submitted her doctoral thesis, 'John Keats and the Literary Letter', in January 2021 and passed her viva in March. Her essay, 'Connection, Consolation, and the Power of Distance in the Letters of John Keats', won the 2020 Keats-Shelley Essay Prize. She is co-editor of 'The Life and Adventures of Harvey Teasdale, the Converted Clown and Man Monkey, with his Remarkable Conversion in Wakefield Prison'. Her short story, 'Ripe', will be published as part of The Hungry Ghost Project in summer 2021.