Jordan Burke is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Virginia who specializes in poetry, postcolonial studies, and intellectual history. His dissertation, Making Spirits: Academics, Religion, and the Poetry of Decolonization, 1960-1980, examines a cohort of postcolonial academic poets who engaged in contentious debates in anthropology and religion to renegotiate the generic borders of poetry. He received his B.A. in art history and English from the University of South Carolina and, after managing an art gallery in Washington D.C., received his M.A. in religion from Yale University. His writing is forthcoming in Studies in Romanticism and has appeared in multiple anthologies on subjects ranging from British Romanticism to modernism. He received the Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year.