Claire Gaskin i(111 works by) (birth name: Claire Marita Gaskin)
Born: Established: 1966 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Claire Gaskin has practised as a teacher of yoga. She has taught creative writing and editing in country Victoria. Her work has been published in a range of literary journals nationally and internationally since 1986.

Personal Awards

2003 Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Towards completion of her second collection of poetry Bridges and Verandahs.

Awards for Works

A Bud 2006 selected work poetry

'These poems are spare, in the tradition of imagism, from haiku through to surrealism and since; and they are oblique, worked between logic and illogic.

'The voice, among this, is lucid to hear. It is playful and wise; its reflections take the daily things and emotions, with a background of rural Victoria in some of the imagery; and its rhythms feel fresh to a syllable.

'There is no modish nervousness towards language's impotence. Claire Gaskin, in a style that she formed by the mid-eighties, keeps a modernist confidence in expressiveness. The poems here have been matured from two to twenty years, with an artist's instinct not to hurry. The words seem incised on the page for a long term.

'A bud was shortlisted for the John Bray Prize in the 2008 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.' (Publication summary)

2008 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature John Bray Poetry Award
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