Kelley Swain was born in Rhode Island, 1985, and is now based in London, working as a writer, editor and educator in poetry, science, and the medical humanities. She is the author of Darwin’s Microscope (Flambard Press, 2009), Atlantic (Cinnamon Press, 2014) and editor of The Rules of Form: Sonnets and Slide Rules (Whipple Museum, 2012).
In 2013, Kelley worked with seven poets and one illustrator to create the anthology Pocket Horizon, which was launched in October of that year at the Science Museum, London. Kelley's verse drama set in 18th-century Florence, Opera di Cera, was published in March 2014.
Kelley's memoir of her years working as a life model, The Naked Muse, was published by Valley Press in May 2016. This year has also seen Kelley contributing to the VP anthology Guests of Time, after a residency at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
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