It is with great sadness that we share the news of Clare’s death. Clare — who was born on 17th November 1954 and died on 7th April 2021 — will be sorely missed by all who knew her and her work.
Not only her poetry and other books but her work with writing groups and on many projects, such as the Waterlight Project in Cambridgeshire and the River Gelt Project in Cumbria, all demonstrate Clare’s deep engagement with people and with the living world, and offer a lasting legacy and much to celebrate. You will find much of Clare’s work and character represented here on her site, including poems which she selected especially for this site, and the welcome page where she introduced herself and her work.
Before her illness, Clare had completed the manuscript for her new book of poems, The Mulberry Tree. This is with the printers Shoestring Press and will be launched in Cambridge this summer, in a celebration of Clare’s life. Details of the launch will be available when known.