About the Author
Robert Hampson is Professor of Modern Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was educated at King's College, University of London, and the University of Toronto; he gained an MA from the University of Toronto and his BA and Ph.D from the University of London. His critical publications include volumes devoted to Joseph Conrad and to Ford Madox Ford.He has been actively involved in poetry-as poet, editor and critic-since the early 1970s. During the 1970s he co-edited Alembic with Ken Edwards and Peter Barry and co-organised various reading series in London. In the late 1970s he co-organised 'Saturday Courses' at Lower Green Farm: whole-day events featuring Bob Cobbing, Eric Mottram and Allen Fisher. More recently, he has edited another, occasional magazine purge. He has co-edited (with Peter Barry) New British Poetries: The Scope of the Possible (Manchester University Press, 1993) and (with cris cheek) Allen Fisher (Salt, 2008). He also runs the TALKS series with Redell Olsen and Will Rowe, which was originally set up by Bob Perelman at King's College, London, and now takes place under the auspices of the Centre for Research in Poetics at Birkbeck College, London.