Sophie Mayer teaches at King's College, London and the Bishopsgate Institute. The Private Parts of Girls, her second collection, is published by Salt in May 2011. In 2009, she published Her Various Scalpels and The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love. Her work appears in the anthologies Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets (ed. Carrie Etter, Shearsman, 2009) and The Allotment: The New Lyric (ed. Andy Brown, Stride, 2006), and in magazines in the UK, US and Canada and online, including blackbox manifold, Great Works, Masthead, nthposition, Under the Radar, and West Coast Line.
She is a Commissioning Editor at Europe's only LGBTQ arts magazine, Chroma (whose 2010 Utopia issue she guest edited) and a Contributing Editor at Hand + Star; she also writes regularly for Horizon Review, Sight & Sound and Second Run DVD. She has published essays on poetics in Masthead, SubStance, Studies in Canadian Literature and Stress Fractures (ed. Tom Chivers, Penned in the Margins, 2010), with an essay combining her critical interests in contemporary poetry and film forthcoming in Peter Robinson’s Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry.