Holly Corfield Carr is a poet and writer based in Bristol and Cambridge, UK.
Holly received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2012 and was the winner of the Frieze Writer’s Prize in 2015. Her writing is published in magazines, artists’ books and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4 as well as appearing on board a passenger ferry, an eighteenth-century crystal grotto, a floating island, in total darkness, Hackney, a museum, in a car park, by the river, libraries, former factories, public toilets, galleries and at dinner.
In 2018, Holly will be poet-in-residence at two National Trust sites: Tyntesfield (June – October 2018) and the South West Outdoors Festival (October 2018). Previous residencies include the Wordsworth Trust, Spike Island, the Curfew Tower, Ceramic Review and the Bristol Poetry Institute at the University of Bristol.
Holly is currently a PhD student at the University of Cambridge where she is researching contemporary site-specific writing practices and sculpture. During this research, she was awarded a 2016/17 Visiting Research Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds.
Holly teaches for the Poetry School and has led writing workshops for Bristol Zoo, Royal West of England Academy, the British Ceramics Biennial and with young writers in schools and libraries across the UK. Holly is also a Special Supervisor in English at Newnham College, Cambridge.