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.

Sidekick Books
website: sidekickbooks.com
2009 onwards • Literary fusion books • with Jon Stone

Sidekick Books is a collaborative, interactive poetry press, run by an ex-communicated alchemist and his two minions, Jon Stone and Kirsten Irving. Our books include essays and poems on animals in cinema, anthologies on British birds and Headbooks – interactive handbooks to subjects like the ocean, Catullus, robots and bats. We want to bring poetry out of its corner and meld it with games, art and science. We also want to see our families again.

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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Bibliography
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