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Clare Shaw

Poet, Playwright, Non-fiction writer

Clare Shaw lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. She has three poetry collections with Bloodaxe – Straight Ahead, Head On and Flood: her forthcoming fourth collection was awarded a Northern Writer’s Award in 2018. Clare is a regular tutor for the Poetry School, the Wordsworth Trust and the Arvon Foundation. She believes in the power of language to bring about personal and social transformation; her role in the Royal Literary Fund includes collaborating with unions to establish writing projects in workplaces across the UK.

Clare Shaw


University of Huddersfield 2015-18
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