Karen McCarthy Woolf

Karen McCarthy Woolf was born in London to English and Jamaican parents. She has published two poetry collections, both to great critical acclaim: An Aviary of Small Birds (Carcanet, 2014) and Seasonal Disturbances (Carcanet, 2017) – the latter partly written while she was Poet In Residence at the National Maritime Museum. She has edited five literary anthologies, been selected for Poems on the Underground and her work has also been dropped from a helicopter over the Houses of Parliament.

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