Kelvin Corcoran

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About the author

Kelvin Corcoran was born in 1956. He is the author of fourteen collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Facing West. In addition he has interviewed Lee Harwood for the volume, Not the Full Story: Six Interviews with Lee Harwood, published in 2008.

He has read extensively in the UK and also in Germany and Ireland and accompanied travelling Arts Council exhibitions reading poetry written in response to the work of contemporary painters and sculptors. Three extended interviews with him can be found in The Writing Occurs As Song: A Kelvin Corcoran Reader, the first full-length study of his work, edited by Andy Brown and published by Shearsman in 2014.

Recent projects include collaboration with Greek musicians in setting his poetry to music, Medicine Unboxed writer-in-residence and collaborative performances with songwriters Jack Hues, Liam Magill and pianist Sam Bailey at the Free Range series of events in Canterbury. The sequence of poems A Thesis on the Ballad, performed by Jack Hues and the Quartet is available on CD and download. Hear some samples of these collaborations at soundcloud here, here, here and here.


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