Clare Pollard was born in 1978, and studied at Cambridge University. She was the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award in 2000. Her first poetry collection, The Heavy-Petting Zoo, was published in 1998 and her second collection, Bedtime, was published in 2002. She has also presented two television documentaries, one for Channel 4 with verse commentary. Her first play, The Weather (2004), was staged at the Royal Court in Autumn 2004.
Clare Pollard lives in London. Her latest collection of poetry is Look, Clare! Look! (2005).
Clare has recently edited an anthology of new poetry with James Byrne: Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century (2009).