Kelley Swain is a poet, writer, and educator living in London, England.
- Pocket Horizon: (coordinator/editor) A collection of poems from the Nevada Street Poets with an introduction by Don Paterson, forthcoming autumn 2013, Valley Press.
- Opera di Cera: Winner of 2013 Templar ‘iOTA Shots’ Pamphlet Awards, forthcoming autumn 2013.
- Atlantic: poetry collection forthcoming May 2014, Cinnamon Press.
- Debut poetry collection, Darwin’s Microscope, published by Flambard Press in 2009 and re-printed in 2010.
- Currently editing: Historical novel Double the Stars: The Life and Adventures of Miss Caroline Herschel, shortlisted (top 10) Cinnamon Press Novel Awards, 2012.
- In-progress: The Naked Muse, a memoir of my experiences as an artists’ model.
- ‘Women, Astronomy, and Greenwich,’ pamphlet published by the Royal Society & the Royal Observatory Greenwich, 2010.
- Part-time lecturer in Medical Humanities for Imperial College London’s Global Health BSc.
- Writer-in-Residence at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge, 2009 – 2012.
- Fellow of the Linnean Society of London.
- Further publications, reviews, etc on CV page of this website.
Kelley was born during a blizzard in Westerly, RI, in 1985. In 2007 she graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Virginia with an honours degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing and a minor in Environmental Studies. As well as majoring in English, in her final year she was able to study biology, evolution, animal behaviour, zoology, and geology. She went on to complete the Munson Institute for Maritime Studies summer graduate programme at the Mystic Seaport (CT) in the summer of 2007, where she focused on the history of cetology. She moved to London in late summer 2007 and has decided to stay, despite the weather.