Clare Pollard

Clare Pollard wrote most of her first collection of poetry, The Heavy-Petting Zoo (Bloodaxe, 1998) whilst still at school. She has since written and narrated a programme for Channel 4, The Sixteenth Summer, and published a second collection: Bedtime (Bloodaxe, 2002). She is currently working for The Idler magazine.

Anthologies featuring Clare Pollard


Real or surreal, despairing or defiant, these stories prove that far from being a genre of offcuts and unfinished ideas, the short story, if only we give it a moment, is very much alive and well.