August 9, 2018

In conversation with Mark Ford

In this episode of the TANK magazine podcast, Jan-Peter Westad speaks to the poet and academic Mark Ford about his most recent collection Enter, Fleeing, which was published by Faber in May 2018. Ford discusses his autobiographical turn, growing up across the world, being drugged on a train to Madrid, meeting Allen Ginsberg and more. The collection itself takes readers on a journey through London, Nairobi, Lagos, Chicago, Colombo, Hong Kong and many other dreamscapes and stages as Ford engages with his peripatetic upbringing as an expatriate. The result is a thrilling, funny and various collection that captures the final decline of empire and the ways in which we all try to belong. 

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