2018. A hand-stitched, limited edition pamphlet, arranged in two parts (Rue des Hiboux and A Footnote to the Above). Article 50 could be subtitled Abhorrence and its Opposite. In a series of passionate lyrical poems, Kelvin Corcoran sets the current self-destructive politics of the UK and its implausible actors alongside those things worth living for: music, friendship and poetry itself. Click here to read a poem from the pamphlet.
The moon has made the sea milky,
opaque the memory of our commonweal,
that lost country where we once followed
a different life in the nation of now.
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Imagine these poems of the ordinary ascent,
blinking sightless at the cardinal points;
to make a series of journeys above ground,
to know the names holding up the sky.
2009. Pamphlet (28pp). Includes free postcard (for a limited period). Listen to Kelvin Corcoran reading Biography 3.
The limits of human knowledge
do not excuse inquiry
you are not off the hook
the rim of the world burning
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2009. Concertina’d poem in bespoke envelope. Listen to Corcoran reading the poem here.
Sun lights the end of the year
the wind has dropped to nothing
Benazir Bhutto has been shot.