Claire is currently reading for a PhD in Creative Writing, having already completed a MA (Hons) in English Literature and a MSc in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. Her creative work has appeared in a variety of publications including The Edinburgh Review, Poetry Scotland and The Guardian. In 2008 she won the Grierson Verse Prize, the Sloan Prize for Writing in Lowland Scots Vernacular, the Lewis Edwards Award for Poetry and the William Sharpe Hunter Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing. More recently, she was awarded the 2010 Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize and longlisted for an Eric Gregory Award. Claire also lectures in English and Communications at Edinburgh’s Telford College.
Claire’s main aim is to produce a large portfolio of creative work, and she is always interested in hearing from other writers – particularly poets – who might be interested in workshopping or collaborating on creative projects. However, she is also writing her academic thesis on Margaret Atwood’s Negotiating With The Dead lectures, with reference to the work of Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead and other contemporary female Scottish poets.
This article was published on Mar 23, 2011