An Interview with Holly Corfield Carr

Award-winning poet Holly Corfield Carr joins second-year Falmouth student Melody Gillett to discuss her upcoming collection, Subsong.

Holly is a Bristol-based poet and writer and has received the Eric Gregory Award in 2012 and the Frieze Writer’s Prize in 2015. Holly has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, and her work has been published in artist’s books and magazines. Holly is also the poet-in-residence at another National Trust site this year—Tyntesfield, with previous residencies including the Wordsworth Trust, Spike Island, the Curfew Tower, Ceramic Review, and the Bristol Poetry Institute.

Subsong is a collection of sound poems, the second publication in a series of site-specific responses to National Trust properties and landmarks, in collaboration with Falmouth University and National Trust Publishing. Holly’s collection is a response to East Soar, a stunning stretch of the Devon coast, which will be this year’s location for the South West Outdoors Festival in October, where the title will be officially launched.