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Robert Gavin Hampson, born Liverpool 1948, educated at King's College, University of London. During the 1970s he co-edited the poetry magazine 'Alembic' with Peter Barry and Ken Edwards and was part of the British Poetry Revival. He co-edited 'The New British poetries: The scope of the possible' (1993) with Peter Barry. His poetry publications include 'Assembled Fugitives: Selected poems 1973-1998' (2001), 'Seaport' (2008),'an explanation of colours' (2010), 'Reworked Disasters' (2012), which was long-listed for the Forward Prize. He founded the MA in Poetic Practice at Royal Holloway, University of London, with Redell Olsen.
He has also pursued a parallel career as a Conrad scholar and editor with three monographs: 'Joseph Conrad: Betrayal and Identity' (1992), 'Cross-Cultural Encounters in Joseph Conrad's Malay Fiction' (2000) and 'Conrad's Secrets' (2013). He was editor of 'The Conradian' (1989-96) and edited various Conrad texts - 'Lord Jim' (1986), 'Victory' (1989), 'Heart of Darkness' (1995) - for Penguin books, as well as Rudyard Kipling's 'Something of Myself' (1987) and 'Soldiers Three' (1993) and Rider Haggard's 'King Solomon's Mines' (2000).
Eric Mottram, 'The British Poetry Revival, 1960-1975' in Robert Hampson and Peter Barry, 'New British Poetries: The scope of the possible' (Manchester University Press, 1993).
'Hard Lyric' in Peter Barry, 'The Poet and the City' (Manchester University Press).
Lydia Vianu, 'British Literary Desperadoes at the Turn of the Millenium' (Liternet, 2005).
Wolfgang Gortschacher, 'Small Press Profiles' (University of Salzburg).
Richard Price and David Miller, 'British Little Magazines' (British Library Publications, 2012).
'Degrees of Addiction' (London: Share, 1975).
'How Nell Scored' (London: Poet & Peasant, 1976).
'A Necessary Displacement' (Orpington: Pushtika, 1978).
'A Feast of Friends' (Durham: Pig Press, 1982).
'A City at War' (London: Northern Lights, 1985).
(with David Miller) 'Nevsky Prospekt' (Dublin: hardPressed poetry, 1988).
'A human measure' (Dublin: hardPressed poetry, 1989).
'Unicorns: 7 Studies in Velocity' (London: Pushtika, 1989).
(with Gerlinde Roder-Bolton) 'Dingo' (London: Pushtika Press, 1994).
'Seaport: interim edition' (Woking: Pushtika Press, 1995)..
(with Gerlinde Roder-Bolton), 'higher densities: a new hampshire sampler' (Woking: Pushtika Press, 1996).
'C for Security' (Woking: Pushtika Press, 2001).
'Pentimento' (Pushtika Press, 2005).
'out of sight' (Crater Press, 2012.)
'Assembled fugitives: selected poems', 1973-1998 (Exeter: Stride Press, 2001).
'Seaport' (Shearsman, 2008).
'an explanation of colours' (Veer Books, 2010.)
'Reworked Disasters' (ksf,2012).
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