• Shaw, Clare

    Clare Shaw was born in Burnley. She has published three collections with Bloodaxe: Straight Ahead (2006), Head On (2012), and Flood (2018). Her fourth collection Towards a General Theory of Love was awarded a Northern Writer’s Award and will be published by Bloodaxe in 2022.  Clare is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, a co-Director of the Kendal Poetry Festival; and a regular tutor for the Arvon Foundation.


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