Carola Luther

Walking The Animals

" Her poems roughly adhere to another Frostian dictum,'beginning in delight, ending in wisdom' (Henry Shukman Poetry London)

Arguing with Malarchy

"she has entered that small group of writers whose new work will be greeted with real anticipation" (John Killick ,The North )


"A moving and beautiful collection" (Andrew McCulloch ,TLS)

two poems

twelve poems

six poems

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Text for Performance • Lilith – libretto commissioned by Claron McFadden and Muziektheater Transparant, from initial concept by Claron McFadden. (Composer: Dimitar Bodurov, performers Claron Mc Fadden (soprano); and Jeroen Willems actor-singer, director Frans Weisz. First performed at the Holland Festival 2012, then touring in Europe • Air – Verse text commissioned by SplashClassics, as part of The Four Elements Mixed Media events at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. Collaboration with Kelly McLelland, choreographer and dancer. Music by Red Priest. Director Andrew Lucas • Kidnapping Water: 64 Bottled Operas: Libretto. Carola was one of 8 librettists working on this site-specific opera project, composed and conceived by Byron Au Jong. First performed in Seattle • The River Museum – short libretto written for a work-in-progress performance during the Jerwood Opera Writing Programme Composer, Byron Au Yong . • Arguing with Malarchy – A sequence of poems by Carola Luther performed to music, by and with composer jenni M Molloy

Carola Luther work