Claire Potter i(54 works by)
Born: Established: 1975 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Claire Potter studied at the University of Western Australia and in Paris, France, completing a Masters in Psychoanalysis at Université Paris VII in 2005. She received a Katharine Susannah Prichard Emerging Writer in Residence Award in 2006 and lived and worked in London, United Kingdom as a writer and translator.

Awards for Works

Swallow 2010 selected work poetry 'Composed of four sections beginning with the persona of a fabled sea-diver clutching seaweed in her hands and culminating in the wing-beat of a giant kinetic bird, Swallow expands the mythological flight of a migratory bird into a credence of vagrancy, refracted through images drawn from tides, letters, beehives and oranges. These poems are bites of empty sky brimming with the tension of a lightning storm. Swallow has all the sensuousness of Potter's earlier work; her poems are beautifully wrought, resounding.' -- (From the publisher's website.)
2012 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
2011 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry
2011 commended Australian Capital Territory Poetry Prize Judith Wright Award for a Published Collection by an Australian Poet
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