Clare Shaw (Carbon Landscape Poems)

In summer 2021, poet Clare Shaw was appointed Carbon Landscape Poet in Residence by Manchester Literature Festival and Lancashire Wildlife Trust. They were commissioned to write a sequence of poems responding to their interaction with the landscape and local people. As part of their residency, Clare ran creative writing workshops for local writing and community groups including the Paperback Writers and Art of Tea Group in Leigh.

You can watch Clare performing some of their poems in Little Woolden Moss and discussing their experience of the residency with poet Helen Mort below and on the MLF Vimeo channel.

Clare is the author of four poetry collections – Straight Ahead, Head On, Flood and Towards a General Theory of Love published by Bloodaxe.

This project was part of the Carbon Landscape Partnership funded by National Heritage Lottery Fund.

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