Claire Trévien

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Claire Trévien
Born24 Sep 1985
Pont-l'Abbé, France
OccupationPoet, academic
Period2010 - present

Claire Trévien is a poet and academic.


She was born in Pont-l'Abbé, France in 1985. She obtained a PhD from the University of Warwick in 2012 on 'Revolutionary Prints as Spectacle'[1] and has been published in a number of scholarly journals with a forthcoming book.[2]

Trévien's first pamphlet, Low-Tide Lottery, was published by Salt in 2011.[3] It was followed by the publication of her first collection The Shipwrecked House in 2013 by Penned in the Margins. This collection was voted the reader's choice and longlisted in the Guardian First Book Award.[4] A poem from the collection was also highly commended in the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2014. The collection was widely reviewed in Poetry London,[5] The Warwick Review,[6] For Books' Sake,[7] in numerous blogs,[8][9][10][11][12] as well as on YouTube.[13]

Her poetry has appeared in numerous newspaper, magazines and anthologies including The Guardian,[14] The Sunday Times,[15] and Best British Poetry 2012.[16] She was on the Huffington Post's list of 5 British Poets to Watch in 2014.[17]

Trévien's collection The Shipwrecked House was co-commissioned by Ledbury Poetry Festival as a one-woman show and is touring the UK in the autumn of 2014, funded by the Arts Council.[18]

On 22 November, Trévien wrote 100 poems in a day, raising over £600 for chosen charity Refuge (United Kingdom charity).[19]

She was the Poetry School's first digital Poet-in-Residence in November 2013.[20]

Her second collection of poetry, Astéronymes, was published by Penned in the Margins in 2016.[21] Trévien founded and co-edits Sabotage Reviews, a website that reviews independent literature. She co-edits Verse Kraken with Tori Truslow, a journal of hybrid art. With Odette Toilette she co-organizes Penning Perfumes,[22] a creative collaboration between perfumers and poets. They toured the UK in early 2013 thanks to Arts Council Funding. She was the editor of the National Student Drama Festival magazine Noises Off from 2010 to 2012.



  1. ^ Revolutionary prints as spectacle - WRAP: Warwick Research Archive Portal
  2. ^ Claire Trévien « Cultural Historian
  3. ^ Low-Tide Lottery, Claire Trévien, Poetry by individual poets, 9781844718665 | buy from Salt
  4. ^ Readers choose Guardian first book award's 10th finalist | Books | The Guardian
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Warwick Writing Programme".
  7. ^ "The Shipwrecked House by Claire Trévien | For Books' Sake". Archived from the original on 28 September 2013.
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  9. ^ "[Review] The Shipwrecked House – Claire Trevien | Annexe". Archived from the original on 12 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Making the Familiar Strange: Claire Trévien | Gareth Prior". 22 July 2013.
  11. ^ "The Shipwrecked House by Claire Trévien". 4 June 2013.
  12. ^ "The Shipwrecked House: A Graph Review". December 2013.
  13. ^ Video on YouTube
  14. ^ "The Saturday poem: Communion". 2 August 2013.
  15. ^ Article title
  16. ^ "The Best British Poetry". Archived from the original on 16 May 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  17. ^ 5 British Poets to Watch in 2014 | Robert Peake
  18. ^ The Shipwrecked House Show | Penned in the Margins
  19. ^ The 100 poems challenge - CAMPUS Archived 7 January 2014 at
  20. ^ Meet our Digital-Poet-in-Residence: an interview with Claire Trévien - CAMPUS Archived 7 January 2014 at
  21. ^ [1]
  22. ^ The Independent

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