Clare Pollard

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Clare Pollard
Born 1978
Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.
Nationality British
Education Cambridge University
Known for Poetry
Website clarepollard.com

Clare Pollard (born 1978, England) is a poet and playwright.

Early life and education[edit]

Pollard was raised in Bolton[citation needed]. She read English at Cambridge University.[1]

Career[edit]

At age 19 Pollard published her first poetry collection, The Heavy-Petting Zoo (Bloodaxe Books Ltd. (1997)) [2] In 2000, Pollard won a Society of Authors Eric Gregory Award. In 2004, her play The Weather was performed at the Royal Court Theatre[citation needed]. In 2007, My Male Muse, a radio documentary was broadcast on BBC Radio 4.[3][4] In 2009, Pollard and James Byrne edited the Bloodaxe young poets showcase titled Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century.[5] Pollard has been a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at Essex University.[6] In 2013, she was the judge for the inaugural international Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets[citation needed].

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • The Heavy Petting Zoo (1998).[7]
  • Bedtime (2002).[8]
  • Look, Clare! Look! (2005).[9]
  • Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century (2009).[10]
  • Changling (2011).[11]
  • Ovid's Heroines (2013).[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clare Pollard. Poetry International Web.
  2. ^ Sears J. The Heavy-Petting Zoo by Clare Pollard. Pop Matters
  3. ^ The Weather bear hug Royal Court London. The Independent. Accessed 20 September 2015.
  4. ^ Staff Fleet Architects. Accessed 20 September 2015.
  5. ^ Crown S. Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century. The Guardian Accessed 20 September 2015.
  6. ^ British Council for Literature - Clare Pollard Contemporarywriters.com Accessed 20 September 2015.
  7. ^ Pollard, C. The Heavy Petting Zoo. Bloodaxe Books, Hexham, England 1998. ISBN 978-1852244811.
  8. ^ Pollard, C. Bedtime. Bloodaxe Books, Hexham, England, 2002 ISBN 978-1852245931.
  9. ^ Pollard, C. Look, Clare!, Look! Bloodaxe Books, Hexham, England, 2005. ISBN 978-1852247096.
  10. ^ Pollard, C. and Byrne, J. (ed.) Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century. Bloodaxe Books, Hexham, England, 2009 ISBN 978-1852248383.
  11. ^ Changling. The Poetry Archive 2011. ISBN 978-1852249113 Accessed 21 September 2015.
  12. ^ Nota Benes. World Literature Today, 2013. ISBN 978-1852249762. Accessed 21 September 2015.

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