Inland – Kay Syrad
A novelist of psychological acuity, wit and intelligence; a collaborator with artists and musicians and a gifted editor, Kay Syrad’s formidable skill and deep insights come together in her poetry to astonish, startle and delight. There is darkness here, but also light; there is sorrow and celebration; there are huge questions and the smallest moments exquisitely observed. Written with a graciousness of thought and an elegant control of language that makes these pieces sing, Inland marks Kay Syrad as an extraordinary poet.
Kay Syrad is a poet, novelist and editor based in East Sussex. She has two poetry collections with Cinnamon Press: What is near (2021) and Inland (2018), and another with Pighog, Double Edge (2012). Kay also has two novels with Cinnamon: The Milliner and the Phrenologist (2009/2012) and Send (2015). She was Poetry Editor of Envoi 2014-2020 and writes articles and reviews for a range of journals. Kay often collaborates with artists: she was the commissioned writer on ‘Last Station’, a multi-media art project exploring the history of British lightships, writing a libretto for a choral piece with composer Trevor Watts, and creating a limited edition book, work of the lightship men: 1000 tasks (2014), which was purchased by the National Maritime Museum. Her art-text work, Exchange, with environmental artist, Chris Drury, is published by Little Toller (2015), and as one half of the composite eco-poet kin’d & kind (with Clare Whistler) she has published a chapbook, h/edge (Elephant Press, 2021) and edited several eco-poetry anthologies, including Wild Correspondings: a source book (also Elephant Press, 2021).
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