"With each book, Claire Williamson’s poetry draws closer to the true and unselfconscious marriage of the mythic and the personal. The sometimes painfully raw material of a life gains depth and resonance, while the figures of myth draw closer, to inhabit tender, energetic bodies in this world – bodies that may be endangered, may be dangerous, and may be our own."
Philip Gross, poet, novelist, playwright, children's writer and academic based in England and Wales
"As a mentor, Claire combines empathic therapeutic presence, skill as a writer and knowledge of the field. She supported me through a challenging and transformative time; getting alongside me with steady guidance, encouragement and wisdom; enabling me to stay with the writing process, through editing to publication. She was intuitive and sensitive to my experience and style, rather than being prescriptive. I was new to the field of writing, and I found her feedback digestible and relevant. She helped me build my confidence and improve my writing. I would highly recommend her as a mentor."
Emily, Author of The Grudge
"As well as skills, Claire brings many personal qualities to teaching and facilitation, including care, passion for writing, insight and attentive listening.
I have seen many examples of students’
appreciation of Claire's work with them indicating how she has inspired, motivated and guided them and
enabled their writing to flourish."
Fiona Hamilton, Tutor & Programme Leader, Metanoia Institute, Metanoia Institute
Claire has published four volumes of poetry. She was Director of Studies of MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes with Metanoia Institute for ten years and has written extensively for performance with Welsh National Opera and composer Mark Lawrence.
Claire's writing has won acclaim with The Bridport Prize, Neil Gunn, Sentinel, Poetry Space, Bristol Poetry Institute and Aurora
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