Holly Corfield Carr and Toby Martinez De Las Rivas

Saturday 26 May, 3.00pm – 4.30pm

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presented by Guillemot Press

Toby Martinez de las Rivas was born in 1978. A winner of an Eric Gregory award and the Andrew Waterhouse award from New Writing North, he was part of the first group of Faber New Poets. His first collection, Terror, appeared with Faber & Faber in 2014. His second, Black Sun, was published in 2018, also by Faber. His work is also part of Penguin Modern Poets 7: God Is Difficult.

Holly Corfield Carr received an Eric Gregory Award in 2012 and the Frieze Writer’s Prize in 2015. She is currently completing her PhD in site-specific writing practices at the University of Cambridge and her work has been installed in various sites from a passenger ferry to an eighteenth-century crystal grotto as well as broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Radio 3 Proms.She is currently poet-in-residence at the National Trust’s Tyntesfield where she is researching the ‘root houses’ of the Romantic poets. Previous residencies have included the Wordsworth Trust, Spike Island, the Curfew Tower, the Henry Moore Institute and the Bristol Poetry Institute. Her next two pamphlets will be published in June and October this year in collaboration with the National Trust and Falmouth University.