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 in September 2022 from Guillemot Press. Kirsten works in a library, writes about toys, and is planning her woodland burial.

Birdbooks
Sidekick Books gathers poetry and art to celebrate every British bird.

The Birdbook anthologies comprised an ambitious four-part Sidekick Books ornothopaedia, gathering one poem and one illustration for every species of British bird. Each volume focused on a different set of habitats, as we swooped across the country in search of our best-known and rarest, brightest and most secretive, tiniest and mightiest birds.

Other projects by K

Blog
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Voiceover
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Sidekick Books
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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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