The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour

By Clare Crossman

Price: £10.00

ISBN: 978-1-912524-00-6

66 pages, paperback, 135x210mm

At fourteen Clare Crossman moved from Kent to Cumbria to live in the countryside of the North Pennines. In 2000 she moved to Cambridgeshire. Her pamphlet Landscapes won the Redbeck Poetry Competition (1996). Since then she has published three collections of poetry and, with the musician Penni Mclaren Walker, a sequence Fensong A Ballad of the Fen (CD).

In 2009 she was given an award by South Cambridgeshire District Council for her poetry workshops with schools, communities, charities and residencies. ‘Winter Flowers’ a memoir of Lorna Graves, Cumbrian Artist, is due to be published in March 2018.

The Blue Hour is her fourth collection of poetry.

‘In poems that are beautiful and unsettling, Clare Crossman makes the reader aware of what an extraordinary world she inhabits and how precarious that habitation can be.’ – Joanne Limburg

‘Clare Crossman’s poems bear the hall mark of a poet who is sensitive to her environment. Her perceptions, filtered through a keen poetic imagination, are expressed beautifully in language which invites us into her world and gives us new perspectives.’ – John Lyons

‘One not to be missed.’ – John Greening