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Poetry with Kelvin Corcoran and Andrew Taylor

Poetry with Kelvin Corcoran and Andrew Taylor
Wednesday, 8th November, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH
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An evening of Shearsman poets, in association with Nottingham Poetry Exchange

Kelvin Corcoran is the author of, what? fifteen 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. His Collected Poems – a massive volume – came out from Shearsman in early 2023.

He has read extensively in the UK, 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.

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 hereherehere and here.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, our second poet, Lila Matsumoto, cannot attend so we have replaced her with Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor has published 3 collections with Shearsman Books and is working on a 4th. His latest collection is Northangerland: re-versions of the poetry of Branwell Brontë (Leafe Press, 2022). His latest pamphlet is Voie (Red Ceilings Press, 2023).

Andrew teaches Creative Writing and English at Nottingham Trent University, where he also supervises a number of PhD creative /critical writing candidates. He is course leader for the BA (Hons) Creative Writing programme.

Refreshments provided


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