In the January 2018 ‘The Arts Insider’ section, Ruthie Collins reviews Clare’s collection, The Blue Hour. “January arrives: a month to embrace the new year, and a time of promise. ‘Here’s the world for one day silver, lit by love,’ says Clare Crossman in Gifts from Winter, found in her newly published collection …” Read the full review here.
Clare was a member of ClimateCultures, a group of artists, researchers and curators exploring creative responses to environmental and climate change. In August 2018, she featured a cycle of twelve poems, each illustrated by Victor Ibanez, with six poems in each of two posts, In the Blackthorn Time and Naturalist. In January 2020, Clare contributed her review of the anthology Letters to the Earth (which included her poem, The Night Toby Denied Climate Change).
Clare supported the Crowdfunder for this new project by filmmaker James Murray-White, which is reimagining William Blake the poet, artist, visionary and radical for the 21st century. Clare has written posts for their blog, reflecting on the significance for her of Blake’s poems, London and A Poison Tree.
You can find the review of Clare’s collection, The Blue Hour, which we quote in the sidebar. Why not add your own reviews of this and Landscapes?
Listen Up North!
Listen Up North! is the podcast from writer Rachel Cochrane: an eclectic mix of spoken word entertainment for your enjoyment. In this podcast, Clare reads a selection of her poetry from The Shape of Us, talks about the inspiration behind it and describes her work process.
Second Light Network
Second Light Network is a network of women poets who are published or beginning to get published and who are serious about developing their work. You can read Clare’s poem, The Winter Crown.
Waterlight is a project exploring Clare’s local river in Cambridgeshire, the Mel, through poems, stories, memories, histories and film.
Clare was supported by Creative Arts East, which brings professional theatre, music, cinema and arts events to rural and disadvantaged communities in Norfolk and Suffolk.