Orbis Readers’ Award and Forward Nomination

butterfly19My poem ‘Butterfly Night’ has just won a Readers’ Award from the well-respected quarterly magazine, Orbis.

Among those who voted for it were David Mark Williams who said: “Butterfly Night leapt out at me and stayed with me; a richly layered, disturbing poem. Excellent.

Another voter, Stephanie Green, added: “I was taken by the elusive quality of this poem; lyrical, and both mysterious and magical.

‘Butterfly Night’ was written on one of Pascale Petit’s inspiring workshops at Tate Britain, following a visit to Damien Hirst’s installation of live butterflies. For a place on Pascale’s next Tate Modern workshop (hurry because they go fast) please click: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/courses-and-workshops/writing-poetry-taking-line-walk

And on the subject of awards, earlier this year Popshot nominated my poem ‘Resurrection – Wootton Basset’ for a Forward Prize.  The poem appeared in their Birth issue in 2012. Although the poem hasn’t made the Forward short-list, I’m still honoured to have been nominated. To check out Popshot magazine, click:  http://www.popshotpopshot.com

To find out more about Orbis or to subscribe to the magazine, please click: www.facebook.com/n/?group.php&gid=53636000056



4 responses to “Orbis Readers’ Award and Forward Nomination


    Well done, Claire – this is great news and well deserved! Love, Chris xx

  2. Thank you, Chris. It’s lovely to hear from you. I shall drop you an e-mail for proper chat.

  3. Many congratulations Claire! Yet another recognition of your immense talent!

    • Thank you, Richard. And taking of immense talent (!) your photographs are so beautiful, witty and moving. Do you have a blogsite for your work that I could plug?

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