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    Description'Though unmarried I have had six children', Walt Whitman claimed in a letter late in his life. The title poem of Mark Ford's third collection imagines the great poet's getting of these mysterious children, of whom no historical trace has ever emerged. Conception and extinction dominate this extraordinary new volume from one of the country's most exciting poets; it includes a lament for the passing of the passenger pigeon, a sestina on the Mau Mau insurrection in Kenya (where the poet was born), a chance encounter with a seventy-year-old Hart Crane in Greenwich Village, an elegy for Mick Imlah (whose "Selected Poems" Ford has edited for Faber), and a moving tribute to that weirdest of religious sects, the Munster Anabaptists. "Six Children" is Ford's most formally varied and historically wide-ranging volume. It is sure to win many new admirers for a poet whose work has been championed by such as Helen Vendler, John Bayley, Barbara Everett, and John Ashbery.


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    Title
    Six Children
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Ford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 72
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571273324
    ISBN 10: 0571273327
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    DC22: 821.914
    DC23: 821.914
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Poetry
    Publication date
    05 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mark Ford was born in 1962. He has published two previous collections of poetry, Landlocked (Chatto & Windus, 1992) and Soft Sift (Faber, 2001). He is also the author of a critical biography of Raymond Roussel (Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams (Faber, 2000), and a collection of essays, A Driftwood Altar (Waywiser Press, 2005). A second volume of critical pieces, Mr and Mrs Stevens and Other Essays, will be published in May of 2011, as will his translation of Raymond Roussel's Nouvelles Impressions d'Afrique. He teaches in the English Department at University College London.