Poetry Manchester

Wild Spaces with Clare Shaw

  • 17
  • Oct

2021

Sunday

11.30am

Photo of Clare Shaw


Meet outside HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, M15 4FN

Surrounded by the concrete and crowds of the city, we can feel a long way from nature. Whether it’s through memory, imagination or the miraculous microsystems of urban nature, poet Clare Shaw will invite you to notice the wild spaces inside and around you. In the heart of Manchester city centre, you’ll encounter and create poetry which will alert you to urban wild spaces, your place within them – and their place within you.

Clare Shaw was appointed as a Carbon Poet in Residence by Manchester Literature Festival and Lancashire Wildlife Trust earlier in the year and has been commissioned to write new poems inspired by her interaction with the local landscape. She has three poetry collections with Bloodaxe - Straight Ahead, Head On and Flood. Her fourth collection Towards a General Theory of Love was awarded a Northern Writer’s Award and will be published by Bloodaxe in 2022.  

This 90-minute outdoor poetry event in the heart of Manchester city centre features poetry performance, reading and simple writing exercises suitable for writers at all levels of experience.  

Presented in partnership with Lancashire Wildlife Trust and My Wild City.