Claire Askew, a poet whose poem 'Clearance' will appear in the next issue of Moloch, has been nominated for New Scottish Writer of the Year 2009 for her work with Read This, One Night Stanzas and her own writing.
The awards are decided by public vote, so do go to the site and show her your support!!
Claire Askew's work has appeared in Poetry News, Poetry Scotland and The Edinburgh Review, among others, and was recently selected to appear in The Scottish Poetry Library's 20 Best Scottish Poems of 2008 anthology. Her first collection, The Mermaid and the Sailors, is due from Red Squirrel Press in summer 2009. Claire is the Editor in Chief of Read This Magazine, and also runs Read This Press and the writing advice blog One Night Stanzas. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Read some of her poems here