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Claire Crowther’s poems and reviews have appeared in journals including London Review of BooksLong PoemNew Statesman, PN ReviewPoetry ReviewPoetry WalesShearsmanThe Times Literary Supplement and also online at Blackbox ManifoldMolly Bloomprototype and others.

Her poems have been widely anthologised including in The Best British Poetry 2013 edited by Ahren Warner (Salt, 2013) and The Best British Poetry 2015 edited by Emily Berry (Salt, 2015).

She has published five pamphlets and four full collections and was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh Best First Collection prize.

As an undergraduate at Manchester University, she won the Shakespeare Scholarship and the George Gissing Memorial Prize in English Literature. She was awarded a bursary by Kingston University to complete her second book.

Claire Crowther was poet in residence at the Royal Mint Museum during 2014-2015. Her resulting pamphlet Bare George was published in June 2016.

Claire is Deputy Editor and Reviews Editor on Long Poem Magazine.

Claire’s collection Solar Cruise (Shearsman 2020) was awarded a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Spring 2020.

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