Clare Pollard

Clare Pollard was born in Bolton in 1978 and lives in London. Her first collection of poetry, The Heavy-Petting Zoo was written whilst she was still at school, and received an Eric Gregory Award. It was followed by Bedtime and Look, Clare! Look!, which was made a set text on the WJEC A-level syllabus. Her fourth collection Changeling is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Clare has co-translated Poems by Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf, and her new version of Ovid’s Heroines, published by Bloodaxe, is currently touring as a one-woman show with Jaybird Live Literature. She blogs regularly about life as a poet at She is a judge for The Poetry Society’s Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize 2015.