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 darknessHackneya museum, in a car park, by the riverlibrariesformer factoriespublic toiletsgalleries and at dinner.

She has undertaken residencies at 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. This year she is also working as a 2016/17 Visiting Research Fellow 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.

Holly’s website is here.


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