Below This Level by Kelvin Corcoran
Below This Level recounts the experience of prostate cancer: diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. These poems of tender affirmation and discovery also face up to the hard facts. Their expansive lyricism is dedicated to a sustained recognition of the kindness and intelligence of others.
‘Corcoran is at the front of contemporary poetry: the lyric grace of his language is threaded with an historical perspective that raises the poetry far beyond the world of a localised present.’ —Ian Brinton
‘Corcoran is a superbly skilled lyricist.’ —Frances Leviston, The Guardian