An Event for the Thomas Hardy Society 2021 Conference and Festival

An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Professor Mark Ford

Tuesday 13th July at 8pm.

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Mark Ford was born in 1962 in Nairobi, Kenya. He went to school in London. He has a BA and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. In the academic year 1983-84 he was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University, and from 1991 to 1993 a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Kyoto in Japan. He has published four collections of poetry: Landlocked (1991), Soft Sift (2001), Six Children (2011) and Enter, Fleeing (2018) and a Selected Poems (2014). 

He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books, and his reviews and essays have been collected in three volumes: A Driftwood Altar (2005), Mr and Mrs Stevens and Other Essays (2011) and This Dialogue of One: Essays on Poets from John Donne to Joan Murray (2015), which won the Poetry Foundation’s 2015 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism. His anthology London: A History in Verse was published in 2012 and is now available in paperback. His most recent monograph is Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner (2016). He is currently at work on a second book on Hardy to be called Woman Much Missed: Thomas Hardy, Emma Hardy and Poetry.

Tickets: For those who are not attending the conference in its entirety - £10 (£8 for THS Members)

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