Kirsten Irving is a poet, editor and voice actor based in London. She co-runs Sidekick Books with Jon Stone, and has edited more than ten anthologies. Her own work has been widely anthologised, published by Happenstance and Salt, and thrown out of a helicopter. She loves crows, robots and crowbots.
RUN: a Battle Royale memorial My first solo show, scratched in 2015 with a micro grant from the Poetry School Lo & Behold fund, and set to be developed further in 2020, in collaboration with Cuckoo Bang Theatre Company.
Virtual set at Neptune's Glitter House For Wayward Poets alongside Jacqueline Gabbitas (5m20s) and Will Burns (47m22s), hosted by Serge Neptune (October 2020)
‘They Were My Friends (Eulogy for Yukiko and Kusaka, Battle Royale)’, recorded for the launch of Field Notes on Survival, (Bad Betty Press, September 2020)
‘Libra’, fiction reading at Virtual Futures: Autonomous Agents (March 2019)
‘To Wake’, a tribute to Nurmuhemmet Yasin, for the English PEN Modern Literature Festival (2 April 2016)
Solo set at Maintenant, part of the Poetry Parnassus festival at the Southbank Centre (30 June 2012)
(with huge thanks to SJ Fowler for his videographical confabulations)
‘Dinner in the Iguanadon’, with Han Smith for the Torriano Camarade (July 2019)
‘Robots’ (working title), with JT Welsch for the Enemies NxNE project (York Waterstones, August 2018)
Unnamed Collaboration with Joe Turrent for the South Korean Enemies project (Rich Mix London, June 2017)
‘The Lone Survivor’s Rough Guide to Planet Earth” with Harry Man for The Enemies Project (July 2015)
‘Out of Body’, with Harry Man for Camaradefest II (October 2014)
‘Prince of an Unnamed Country (alternative walkthrough for Ecstatica II)’, with Jon Stone for Camaradefest (October 2013)
‘Two Boys’, written for Reel Iraq (March 2013)
‘Notes to a Nemesis’, with Ryan Van Winkle for Camarade IV (February 2013)