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Holly Corfield Carr
Writer-in-residence 2013

Holly Corfield Carr

1 January to 31 December 2013

Holly Corfield Carr is a poet based in Bristol and Cambridge where she is completing a PhD on site-specific writing, caves and talking mountains, following a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute (2016-17). Her writing is published and performed nationally and internationally, with recent work appearing in Poetry (Chicago) and at the Royal Albert Hall, BBC Radio 3 and 4 and the Southbank Centre.

Commissions and collaborations with artists include Kettle’s Yard & The Heong Gallery, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Jaybird Live Literature, SPACE and the British Ceramics Biennial. With her work often responding to place, Holly’s residencies include the Wordsworth Trust, the Bristol Poetry Institute, Spike Island and the Curfew Tower in Cushendall, Northern Ireland. She received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2012 and the Frieze Writer’s Prize in 2015.

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