James Morland is a researcher and writer based in London. He holds a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from King’s College London. His research focuses on how poetry can help us explore experiences of illness, grief and solitude. His work has appeared in various journals, including Critical Quarterly, and his first academic book, Solitude, Physicians and Poets, 1660-1750, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic. He is currently writing a memoir that looks at the solitary spaces that reflect the boundary-less quality that being queer and chronically ill offers us.