kirsten irving, poet & editor

Kirsten Irving is a Lincolnshire-born, London-based poet and voiceover, and one half of the team behind collaborative press Sidekick Books. Her work has been published by Salt and Happenstance, widely anthologised and thrown out of a helicopter. She has won the Live Canon International Poetry Prize, judged competitions, and taught courses on folklore in poetry. Her second full collection, Hot Cockalorum, is out now from Guillemot Press. Kirsten works in a library, writes about toys, and is planning her woodland burial.

Love Carcass
2017 • website: lovecarcass.tumblr.com/ • NSFW

Love Carcass is the story of one woman’s sex life with a “squamous copper monster”, as told through her online journal entries. Lonely, grim and goofy, it’s a lopsided love story with a very suspect narrator.

The piece originally sprang from The Beast, a card game published by Naked Female Giant.

Other projects by K

Blog
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Hot Cockalorum
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Sidekick Books
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Voiceover
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Live Performances
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Culture Recordings
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Love Carcass
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Never Never Never Come Back
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What To Do
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Headbooks
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Birdbooks
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