For the Greek Spring is a selection of Kelvin Corcoran's poetry about Greece, combining new work with poems from his previous collections. The poet's sustained engagement with Greece is evident at every turn. Corcoran's project is a re-imagining and rethinking of our cultural antecedents, which goes considerably beyond the ready co-option of classical values into the pockets of ambitious politicians and the familiar reaches of the academy. Corcoran has developed an artful ventriloquism in which we're t only uncertain of who may be speaking, but are ultimately persuaded that it doesn't matter. The voice is poetry itself, first and last.
Kelvin Corcoran was born in 1956. He is the author of twelve collections of poetry, the most recent of which is For the Greek Spring. In addition he has interviewed Lee Harwood for the volume Not the Full Story: Six Interviews with Lee Harwood, published by Shearsman in June 2008.