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Luke Kennard

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Luke Kennard is the author of four volumes of poetry and a pamphlet. He lectures in creative writing at the University of Birmingham.


 

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Luke Kennard is a poet and writer of fiction. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Exeter and lectures in creative writing at the University of Birmingham. He won an Eric Gregory award in 2005 for his first collection of prose poems The Solex Brothers (Stride Books) which has since been re-issued by Salt as The Solex Brothers Redux. His second collection of poetry The Harbour Beyond the Movie was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2007 making him the youngest poet ever to be nominated for the award. His third book, The Migraine Hotel, was published in by Salt in 2009 and a pamphlet, Planet-Shaped Horse, was published by Nine Arches Press in 2011 to critical acclaim. He was co-judge with Jane Draycott of the Foyles Young Poets Prize in 2010. His criticism has appeared in Poetry London and The Times Literary Supplement. He is currently reviewing fiction for The National and is working on his first novel.


 

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The Harbour Beyond the Movie, Salt Publications, 2007 ISBN-13: 978-1844715336
The Solex Brothers Redux, Salt Publications, 2007 ISBN-13: 978-1844715480
The Migraine Hotel, Salt Publications, 2009 ISBN-13: 978-1844715558
Identity Parade, (selection of poems), Bloodaxe Books, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-1852248390
Planet-Shaped Horse, Nine Arches Books, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-9565514-5-0


 

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  • Eric Gregory Award  Winner  2005
  • Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection  Short-listed  2007

 

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