CLARE POLLARD Communications Director
Clare Pollard received a MA in English Literature at King’s College, Cambridge and a MRES in Humanities and Cultural Studies at the London Consortium, run by the Tate, the ICA, Birbeck College and the Architectural Association.
A freelance writer, she has published three collections of poetry with Bloodaxe, the most recent of which, Look, Clare! Look! (2005), is a set-text on the WJEC A-level syllabus. She has toured widely with the British Council, including a residency in Beijing. Her first play The Weather (Faber, 2004) premiered at the Royal Court Theatre and has been performed at the Munchner Kammerspiele in Munich.
Clare was Assistant Director of the Clerkenwell Literary Festival from 2002-2005. She also works as a broadcaster, teacher and editor. Her documentary for radio, ‘My Male Muse (2007), was a Radio 4 Pick of the Year, and she is a Royal Literary Fund Literary Fellow at Essex University.
Previously managing Editor of The Idler, she has just co-edited an anthology for Bloodaxe with James Byrne, entitled Voice Recognition: 21 poets for the 21st Century. Her journalism has been widely published, including pieces in The Guardian, The Independent, The TES, the Channel 4 Film website, Critical Quarterly and Building Design.