October 6, 2008

Annie Clarkson

Annie Clarkson is a poet and short story writer from Manchester, UK. She grew up in a small mill town and draws a lot of her inspiration from post industrial northern towns and her work as a social worker. Her chapbook collection of prose poetry was published in 2007 by shadowtrain books.

She has had poetry and short fiction published on the internet and in magazines and anthologies. She loves collaborating and has worked with photographers, printmakers and other writers to develop new pieces of work.

'Clarkson composes her poetry from tenderness, sexuality and courage, exploring taboo places in the human psyche. That she does so and does so fearlessly is a testament to her compassion and understanding of the everyday fears and uncertainties we experience as humans.’ – Geraldine Green, poet