Anna Veprinska

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Poetry, Holocaust, Empathy, Oral Testimony, Poetry after Crisis


Anna Veprinska joins the Department of History as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow. Her book Empathy in Contemporary Poetry after Crisis was published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2020 and is currently shortlisted for the MSA First Book Award. She has articles published in Contemporary Literature and The Bristol Journal of English Studies. She has also published the full-length poetry collection Sew with Butterflies (Steel Bananas) and the poetry chapbook Spirit-clenched (Gap Riot Press). She holds a SSHRC-funded Ph.D. in English from York University, where she won the Dissertation Prize, and a Master’s in English from the University of Oxford. She has taught courses at York University, Seneca College, and the Poetry School.


PhD, York University
MSt, University of Oxford
BA, York University