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Conor O’Callaghan & Clare Shaw

  • 18
  • Oct




Poet Conor o'Callaghan in ChinatownConor O'Callaghan

Poet Clare ShawClare Shaw, credit Geraldine Ugowe

We are delighted to present two of the most original voices in contemporary poetry. Conor O'Callaghan is from Ireland, lives in Manchester and teaches at Sheffield Hallam. He has published four collections of poems with Gallery Press, most recently The Sun King, which includes an elegy for the Celtic Tiger’s all-consuming boom and improvisations on Twitter. His work has won both the Patrick Kavanagh Award and the Bess Hokin Prize from the Poetry Foundation.

Clare Shaw grew up in Burnley and now lives in West Yorkshire. She has been described by Carol Ann Duffy as 'one of the best new young readers on the circuit'. She has two collections published by Bloodaxe, Straight Ahead, which was shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex New Writers' Award for Poetry, and Head On.