Sunday 27 May, 10.30 am – 12.45pm
Mark Ford was born in 1962 in Nairobi, Kenya. He has written four collections of poetry: Landlocked (Chatto & Windus,1992), Soft Sift (Faber & Faber, 2001), Six Children (Faber & Faber, 2011), and Enter, Fleeing (Faber & Faber, 2018). He has also published two monographs, Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams (Faber & Faber, 2000) and Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner (Harvard University Press, 2016), and is the editor of the anthology London: A History in Verse (Harvard University Press, 2012). His most recent collection of essays, This Dialogue of One: Essays on Poets from John Donne to Joan Murray (Eyewear, 2014), was awarded the Poetry Foundation’s 2015 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism.
He is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement and the New York Review of Books. A selection of his poetry is available at http://www.poetryarchive.org/poet/mark-ford and an ongoing series of podcasts made with Seamus Perry about twentieth-century poets is available on the London Review of Books website