Clare Pollard is a poet, editor, journalist and teacher originally from Bolton. She has published five collections of poetry with Bloodaxe, most recently Incarnation, and a pamphlet The Lives of the Female Poets, published by Bad Betty Press. Her play The Weather (Faber, 2004) premiered at the Royal Court Theatre. She is the current editor of Modern Poetry in Translation and poetry editor for The Idler. Her latest book is a non-fiction title, Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children’s Picture Books (Penguin) and her debut novel Delphi is coming out in 2022 (Fig Tree, UK / Avid Reader, US).