Mark Ford is one of Britain’s leading poets and poetry critics, as well as a respected academic.
He was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1962. He has published three collections of poetry, Landlocked (Chatto & Windus, 1992), Soft Sift (Faber, 2001) and Six Children (Faber, 2011). He is also the author of a critical biography of Raymond Roussel (Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams (Faber, 2000)), and two collections of essays, A Driftwood Altar (Waywiser Press, 2005) and Mr and Mrs Stevens and Other Essays (Peter Lang, 2011).
He has translated Raymond Roussel’s Nouvelles Impressions d’Afrique (published in a parallel text edition by Princeton University Press in 2011), and an 800-page anthology of the poetry of London (London: A History in Verse (Harvard University Press, 2012)). He teaches in the English Department at University College London, and is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books and the New York Review of Books. An edition of his Selected Poems will be published by Coffee House Press in the U.S. in April.
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