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© Max McClure

Holly Corfield Carr is a poet and writer based in Bristol and Cambridge, UK.

She is the author of three pamphlets: SubsongIndifferent Cresses and Mine.

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 also 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 ferryan eighteenth-century crystal grotto, a floating islandin total darknessHackneya museum, in a car parkby the riverlibrariesformer factoriespublic toiletsgalleries 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 TowerCeramic 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 ZooRoyal 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.

She received development and training as part of the Jerwood / Arvon Mentoring Scheme 2014/15 and has received additional support from Faber New Poets and Arts Council England.

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