Dr Holly Corfield Carr, Murray Edwards




Biographical Information

Holly Corfield Carr is a Research Fellow at Murray Edwards College. Before completing her PhD at Cambridge in 2019, Holly was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and worked as poet-in-residence at the Wordsworth Trust, the National Trust, Spike Island and the University of Bristol.

Research Interests

Holly's PhD explored site-specific writing practices and sculptural poetics, examining works composed by artists and poets in situ in caves, quarries and subterranean space. Her current research continues to navigate between contemporary poetry and artists’ writing, geology, mining and the environmental humanities as well as visual and haptic technologies and ceramics.    

Selected Publications


  • Subsong (National Trust, 2018)
  • Indifferent Cresses (Trust New Art, 2018)
  • Mine (Spike Island, 2014)

Book Chapters

‘‘As a burnt circle’: Thomas Hardy’s Visible Voices’ in Excavating Modernity: Physical, Temporal and Psychological Strata in Literature, 1900-1930, eds. Eleanor Dobson, Gemma Banks (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018)


‘Composite Ghosts: a doubleeyed reading of Thomas Hardy’s The Well-Beloved, The Cambridge Quarterly, 46.1 (2017), 1–20