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John Goodridge is Professor of English at Nottingham Trent University and the author of Rural Life in Eighteenth-Century English Poetry (Cambridge UP, 1995). He is a Fellow of the English Association, an Academic Advisor to the Robert Bloomfield Society, and Vice-President of the John Clare Society. He is the Editorial Director of Trent Editions and the General Editor of two English Labouring-Class Poets series (2003 and 2006). His new study of John Clare, Poetry and Community is forthcoming from Cambridge.

Bridget Keegan is Professor of English at Creighton University. She is the author of British Labouring-Class Nature Poetry, 1730-1837 (Palgrave, 2008) and has edited several works including, with John Goodridge and Simon White, Robert Bloomfield: Lyric, Class, and the Romantic Canon (Bucknell UP, 2006).