• Swain, Kelley

    Kelley Swain is from Rhode Island; she cut her teeth as a writer in London and Oxford for over a decade and now lives in Tasmania. She is the author of three poetry collections, two novels and a memoir. Her work emphases the history of science and medicine, and she was one of the first three poets-in-residence at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in 2016. In 2019, poems from her first collection debuted as a song cycle, Endless Forms Most Beautiful. Her forthcoming novel, Ophelia Swam, is set in Oxford.


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