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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the lives and works of 20th century poets through the lens of pieces written about them in the LRB.

Lowell Studies

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford, 20 August 2019

20 August 2019 · 1hr 05mins

In the concluding episode of their acclaimed series, Seamus Perry and Mark Ford confront Robert Lowell.

Heaney Overheard

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford, 30 May 2019

30 May 2019 · 1hr

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the work of Seamus Heaney

Plathologies

Seamus Perry, Mark Ford and Joanna Biggs, 5 March 2019

5 March 2019 · 1hr 06mins

Mark Ford, Seamus Perry and Joanna Biggs consider the balance of biography and mythology in Plath’s work, situating her as a transatlantic, expressionist poet of the Cold War.

Uneven Stevens

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford, 21 December 2018

21 December 2018 · 59mins

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford look at that great poet of winter and snow, Wallace Stevens, and the pieces about him in the LRB archive.

Housmania

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford, 3 October 2018

3 October 2018 · 59mins

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the life and work of A. E. Housman.

Hardy's neutral tones

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford, 27 June 2018

27 June 2018 · 59mins

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the poetry of Thomas Hardy in the latest in their series of discussions on 20th century poets.

Arch Bishop

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford, 14 November 2017

14 November 2017 · 58mins

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the life and work of Elizabeth Bishop, through the lens of the <em>LRB</em> archive.

Looking at Larkin

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford, 11 May 2017

11 May 2017 · 1hr

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the work of Philip Larkin, drawing on articles from our archive by contributors including Alan Bennett, Barbara Everett and John Bayley.

Auden Anxieties

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford, 30 August 2017

30 August 2017 · 1hr 07mins

Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the work of W. H. Auden with reference to pieces from the <em>LRB</em>.