Clare Shaw

Clare Shaw has four poetry collections with Bloodaxe; their latest collection Towards a General Theory of Love was awarded a Northern Writer’s Award and was published in May 2022. Clare is Co-Director of the Kendal Poetry Festival and a regular tutor for Wordsworth Grasmere and the Arvon Foundation. Clare is also a mental health trainer with a particular interest in trauma, creativity, and wellbeing. In collaboration with Winnie M Li, Clare was the recipient of a Royal Society of Literature, Literature Matters Award in 2019, creating workshops and a free online resource for survivors of trauma.