Luke Kennard (England) read for the International Summer School in 2017, alongside Malika Booker.
Luke’s first poetry collection, The Solex Brothers, won him an Eric Gregory Award. He was the youngest poet to be shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2007, for The Harbour Beyond the Movie.
He has two chapbooks, Planet Shaped Horse (Nine Arches, 2011) and The Necropolis Boat (Holdfire Press, 2012) which won the Poetry Book Society’s pamphlet choice in 2012. A Lost Expression was published by Salt in 2012 to critical acclaim and his fifth collection, Cain was published in June 2016 by Penned in the Margins and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. His debut novel, The Transition (Forth Estate) was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliot Award. Luke lectures at the University of Birmingham.
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