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Holly Corfield Carr MINE

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Softback, 30 pages

125mm x 200mm

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Holly Corfield Carr’s MINE is a poetry pamphlet and artist’s book documenting a series of performances and gestural sculptures in Goldney Grotto, an 18th-century crystal cave in central Bristol, UK.  Conceived as a lyric poem for seven voices and written for performance in partnership with its audience, MINE is a rich and playful excavation of the city’s soil, a guided tour of soiled histories.  Developed with support from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Arvon, MINE was first performed as part of Bristol Biennial 2014. 

Holly Corfield Carr was Spike Island’s writer-in-residence in 2013, with support from Arts Council England.  Born in 1987, she received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2012 and was Highly Commended by Faber New Poets in 2014, before becoming Poet-in-Residence at the University of Bristol’s Poetry Institute.