Kelvin Corcoran (audio)

Words Through a Hole (2:2)

The second poem from the second section of Kelvin Corcoran’s Longbarrow Press pamphlet, Words Through a Hole Where Once There Was a Chimpanzee’s Face. Recorded in Cheltenham, November 2011.

Words Through a Hole (3.3)

The eleventh poem from the second section of Kelvin Corcoran’s Longbarrow Press pamphlet, Words Through a Hole Where Once There Was a Chimpanzee’s Face. Recorded in Cheltenham, November 2011.

Learning to Play the Harp

For Andrew Duncan. First published online by Eyewear in 2008, subsequently published as a broadside by Longbarrow Press in 2009, and included in Corcoran’s latest collection, Hotel Shadow (Shearsman, 2010). Recorded in Cheltenham, May 2009

Season Below Ground

Recorded at Kelvin Corcoran’s house in Cheltenham, July 2009. This poem briefly appeared through Longbarrow Press in 2009 and is now available in Corcoran’s latest collection, Hotel Shadow (Shearsman Books, 2010).

On the Xenophone Label (with Tria Kalistos)

Tria Kalistos are Kelvin Corcoran, Maria Pavlidou and Howard Wright. Recorded live at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield on Saturday 2 April (as part of the first Sheffield Poetry Festival); this was the debut public performance of the work (and the group). ‘On the Xenophone Label’ (as it appears here) is a setting of three poems from the 2009 Longbarrow Press pamphlet of the same title (subsequently reprinted in Corcoran’s 2010 Shearsman collection, Hotel Shadow): ‘A Biography of Xenophanes’, ‘Propositions 1’ and ‘Biography 2’. At Bank Street, it was performed alongside two longer pieces, ‘Alexiares in Exile’ and ‘Helen Mania’ (settings of poems that first appeared in Corcoran’s 2008 collection Backward Turning Sea), both of which will appear on the forthcoming CD by Tria Kalistos, Yannis Told Us.

Helen Mania (with Tria Kalistos)

Recorded live at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield on Saturday 2 April (as part of the first Sheffield Poetry Festival). ‘Helen Mania’ first appeared as a Poetical Histories pamphlet in 2004 and was subsequently republished in Corcoran’s 2008 collection Backward Turning Sea (Shearsman). At Bank Street, it was performed alongside several other pieces including ‘Alexiares in Exile’ (also from Backward Turning Sea); both pieces will appear on the forthcoming CD by Tria Kalistos, Yannis Told Us.

Sea Table (extract)

Extract from Kelvin Corcoran’s long poem ‘Sea Table’ (itinerant press, 2012).

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