Participants: Claire Askew(Photo: Alastair Cook)
Claire Askew was born in 1986 and grew up in the rural Scottish Borders. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary publications including The Edinburgh Review, Poetry Scotland, Textualities and The Guardian, as well as being selected for the Scottish Poetry Library's Best Scottish Poems of the Year anthology two years running (2008/9). In 2008 Claire 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. She was awarded the 2010 Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize and longlisted for a 2010 Eric Gregory Award. Claire is currently reading for a PhD in Creative Writing and Contemporary Scottish Poetry at the University of Edinburgh.
StAnza 2011 Events:
Fri 18 March | New Poets Showcase
Showcase with Ellen Cranitch, Claire Askew, Sarah Howe, Phil Najemy
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber