Reviews and comment from the Demon Crew - creative writers at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Greek myths and local tales

Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of entering my usual Friday morning lecture hall, to listen to Kelvin Corcoran read from his new book of poems Facing West

His fascination with Greek mythology infused his poems, which moved between past and present in a way which  captivated his audience.

Through visiting Greece regularly, Kelvin Corcoran has created an intimate bond with the country. This was reflected in the way he spoke about his conversations with locals, stating that Greek mythology is simply "a series of local tales with no final version - a rare experience for a western man." 

Kaitlan Baker-Smith

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