Professor Tim Kendall

Research interests

I have published mainly on twentieth-century poetry from Britain, Ireland and America, including full-length studies of Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost and Paul Muldoon. Several of my recent publications have focused on war poetry: Modern English War Poetry (OUP, 2006); ed. The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry (OUP, 2007). My annotated anthology, Poetry of the First World War, appeared from Oxford World's Classics on Remembrance Day, 2013; its sequel on the Second World War will be published in 2019. Also under contract is a 5-volume variorum edition of Ivor Gurney's Complete Poems, which I am editing with Philip Lancaster for Oxford English Texts; volume 1, covering the years 1907 to 1918, will appear in 2019.

I was presenter of BBC4's Ivor Gurney: The Poet Who Loved the War (2014), and producer of BBC2's Sylvia Plath: Life Inside the Bell Jar (August 2018).

With Judy Carver, I am currently editing the letters of William Golding.

Research collaborations

Gloucestershire Archives (Ivor Gurney/F.W. Harvey)

Other Roads production company (Ivor Gurney)

BBC (Ivor Gurney)

Ivor Gurney Trustees

F.W. Harvey Trustees

William Golding Ltd.

I am working with Rondo/Yeti (Cardiff) to make the documentary on The Bell Jar for the BBC.