Mark Ford was born in 1962 in Nairobi, Kenya. He has written four collections of poetry: Landlocked (1992), Soft Sift (2001), Six Children (2011) and Enter, Fleeing (forthcoming, 2018). He has also published two monographs, Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams (2000) and Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner (2016), and is the editor of the anthology London: A History in Verse (2012). His most recent collection of essays, This Dialogue of One: Essays on Poets from John Donne to Joan Murray (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.
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