Storm and Golden Sky: Andy Brown and Kelvin Corcoran

Friday June 26th at 7.00, £5

For this month only this reading will be held at the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX in the centre of Liverpool.

The event will take place in the Sandon Room: turn right after entering the main entrance of the Bluecoat, follow the ramp and through the double doors. See the Bluecoat website for directions.

ANDY BROWN’s latest poetry books are WATERSONG (Shearsman, 2015), EXURBIA (Worple, 2014), THE FOOL AND THE PHYSICIAN (Salt, 2012) and 7 previous collections. He published his first novel, APPLES & PRAYERS in 2015 (Dean Street). He is the co-editor of A BODY OF WORK: Poetry and Medical Writing, forthcoming from Bloomsbury (2016) and also edited THE WRITING OCCURS AS SONG: A Kelvin Corcoran Reader (Shearsman, 2014). He is a performing musician, and has been Director of Creative Writing at the University of Exeter for fifteen years.

KELVIN CORCORAN was born in 1956. He is the author of twelve collections of poetry, the most recent of which is For the Greek Spring. In addition he has interviewed Lee Harwood for the volume Not the Full Story: Six Interviews with Lee Harwood, published in June 2008. He has read extensively in the UK and also in 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 in 2014. With Recent projects include collaboration with Greek musicians in setting his poetry to music and collaborative performances with songwriters Jack Hues, Liam Magill and pianist Sam Bailey at the Free Range series of events in Canterbury. Hear some samples of these collaborations at soundcloud here, here, here and here. His recent books include a New and Selected Poems and Backward Turning Sea, both from Shearsman.

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