"With a voice that is unlike any other on the comtemporary scene, yet blissfully unaware of the fact, Mark Ford does for the 1960s what T.S. Eliot did for the 1890s. Interesting, weird and brief...the funniest book since 77 Dream Songs." Hugo Williams. "Whenever I see a new sample of Mark Ford's poems I become instantly immersed in them. He has a voice and consciousness all of his own, both original and gripping; a poem like 'Winter Underwear' is as stylish and sui generis as a Betjeman or a Larkin, yet wholly fresh and new. He is a young poet of real interest." John Bayley. Mark Ford was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1962. He attended Oxford and Harvard Universities, and is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Kyoto University in Japan. A selection of his poems was published in New Chatto Poets II (1989); Landlocked is his first full collection.