Kelley Swain


Kelley is a writer, working in academia, science, and the arts.
She is currently collaborating with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and the Duke University Health Humanities Laboratory.

An interview at Scientia Crastina gives some insight into poetry & science residencies.

The Naked Muse (Valley Press, 2016)

Guests of Time (Valley Press, 2016)
Opera di Cera (Valley Press, 2014)
Atlantic (Cinnamon Press, 2014)
Darwin’s Microscope (Flambard Press, 2009)

Double the Stars (Cinnamon Press, 2014)

Kelley contributes regularly to The Lancet.

Pocket Horizon (Valley Press, 2013)
The Rules of Form: Sonnets and Slide Rules (Whipple Museum, 2012)

Kelley holds BA in English and Creative Writing at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Virginia (2007,)
studied the history of cetology in relation to Moby-Dick at the Munson Institute for Maritime Studies
(summer 2007,) and holds an MSc in Medical Humanities from King’s College London (2015).

4 thoughts on “Kelley Swain

  1. Kelley, I just want to say how much I enjoyed your contribution to Start the Week, in fact the whole programme was fascinating, passionate and thought-provoking. Best Wishes,

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