Joe Lines is a poet and critic. He studied for a PhD in English at Queen’s University, Belfast. He is the author of The Rogue Narrative and Irish Fiction, 1660-1790 (Syracuse University Press, 2021). His articles have been published in Journal for Eighteenth-Century StudiesEighteenth-Century Ireland, and Romantic Textualities. His poems have appeared in Poetry Ireland ReviewAmbitThe TangerineWasafiriCyphersThe Stinging Fly, and in a pamphlet from The Lifeboat Press titled Plot. He currently lives in Turkey, where he teaches at Bilkent University.