Ben Hickman

Senior Lecturer in Modern Poetry, University of Kent

Ben Hickman is Senior Lecturer in Modern Poetry at the University of Kent, and Director of the Centre for Modern Poetry, having studied at University College, London and the University of Kent. Recent publications include John Ashbery and English Poetry (Edinburgh University Press, 2012), and Poetry and Real Politics: Crisis and the US Avant-Garde (2015), also with EUP.

His current work is interested in notions of minor literature, particularly as they relate to immediate contingencies, including political efficacy, real legal restraints and material relatedness and conditions. He also co-ordinates The Topographies Project, which brings together academics, artists and activists to collaboratively read, represent and map Kent’s urban and rural spaces, political movements, contemporary writing of place and legal frameworks of mobility.


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