Something We Have That They Don't presents a variety of essays on the relationship between British and American poetry since 1925. The essays collected here all explore some aspect of the rich and complex history of Anglo-American poetic relations. Since the dawn of Modernism poets either side of the Atlantic have frequently inspired each other's developments, and Clark and Ford' study aims to chart some of the currents of these ever-shifting relations. Poets discussed in these essays include John Ashbery, W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, T.S. ELiot, Mark Ford, Robert Graves, Thom Gunn, Lee Harwood, Geoffrey Hill, Michael Hofmann, Susan Howe, Robert Lowell and W.B. Yeats.
Steve Clark, currently visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, is the author of "Paul Ricoeur" and "Sordid Images: The Poetry of Masculine Desire," editor of "Travel-Writing and Empire: Postcolonial Theory in Transit," and coeditor of "Historicizing Blake, Blake in the 90s," and "Blake Nation Empire." Mark Ford teaches in the English department of University College London. He is the author of "Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams" and two collections of poetry, "Landlocked" and "Soft Sift." Other publications include a selection of the poetry of Frank O Hara and a book-length interview with John Ashbery."