Kay Syrad

Kay SyradKay Syrad's publications include a collection of poetry, Double Edge (Pighog, 2012), a novel The Milliner and the Phrenologist (Cinnamon, 2009, 2012) and two Thames & Hudson artist's monographs. She writes reviews and articles for various poetry journals and is currently co-editor of Envoi Poetry. Kay, who lives in East Sussex, often collaborates with other artists: she is a member of the international art collective Sensory Sites and in 2013/14 was the commissioned writer on Last Station, a multi-media arts project exploring the history of the British lightships that used to be stationed around Britain's coasts; here she wrote the libretto for a choral piece featuring an original score by the jazz and world-musician Trevor Watts and her artist's book for the project, work of the lightship men: 1000 tasks was bought by the National Maritime Museum for their permanent collection. With the performer Clare Whistler she has contributed work to Art: Language: Location (Cambridge, 2013) and Telling Stories II at Sevenoaks Library Art Gallery (2014) and has collaborated with the land artist Chris Drury in a rural residency and exhibition for the climate change cultural organisation, Cape Farewell (2014/15).


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