Claire Dyer (poet)

Claire Dyer’s next novel: The Last Day

Two Rivers Press poets are a talented bunch.  They are not just poets!  Some are novelists, as well! Claire Dyer’s new novel, The Last Day, has just been signed up by The Dome Press. According to The Bookseller: The blurb for … Continue reading

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Thursday, 30 March 2017: Poetry Reading with Susan Utting, Anna-May Laugher and Claire Dyer

You are invited to the first Oxford reading of Susan Utting‘s Half the Human Race: New & Selected Poems with special guests, Anna-May Laugher and Claire Dyer reading their own brand new and selected poems. When: 7 for 7.30pm Where: the … Continue reading

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Review: Dyer’s collection “Interference Effects”

Claire Dyer’s Interference Effects is reviewed by Emma Lee for  Issue 4 Winter edition of The High Window. The review begins thus, The title of Claire Dyer’s new collection is taken from a description of the Morpho butterfly’s wings which have reflective layers … Continue reading

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Interference Effects by Claire Dyer

  Take a look at this article by Claire Dyer on writing her recent poetry collection: “The Interference Effect” – OR – How appearances can be deceptive. Very apt in this social media age… Claire is launched her book in … Continue reading

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6 October 2016: National Poetry Day celebrations feature Claire Dyer

The 40 stations of BBC local radio marked National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincolnshire) to … Continue reading

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Claire Dyer at Charles Causley’s Cyprus Well

From “A Winning Week at Cyprus Well” Saturday: My journey to Cyprus Well has been long and tiring but I arrive to find the afternoon sunlight falling in wide bands across the kitchen. On the table is a vase of … Continue reading

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2016 Paragram Paradox Prize

Claire Dyer is to be the judge for the 2016 Paragram Paradox Prize. There will be three genres in the new competition, humour, poetry and petite-prose, with a prize in each. More information about the competition will be posted at … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Claire Dyer! 2015 Charles Causley Poetry Prize winner

Two Rivers Press’ own Clarie Dyer has been awarded First Prize in the 2015 Charles Causley Poetry Competition for her poem ‘Trust and the Horse’. “The top prize of £2000 and a week-long residency at Cyprus Well, Causley’s former home in Launceston, … Continue reading

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2015 Stanza Poetry Competition: Attwooll and Dyer are commended

The annual Stanza Poetry Competition began in 2007.  There is a winner,  two joint runners-up and ten commended poets.   The theme for the  competition is the antithesis or balance to that year’s National Poetry Day theme. This year, the theme … Continue reading

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Advice to would-be authors from Claire Dyer

Claire Dyer, author of ‘The Moment’ and ‘The Perfect Affair’, and the poetry collection Eleven Rooms,  has taken up a teaching post at Bracknell & Wokingham College giving students her knowledge and experience of the creative writing industry. Having an … Continue reading

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Authors don’t just write: Claire Dyer gives advice to students

Two Rivers Press poet Claire Dyer (Eleven Rooms) is also the author of the novels The Perfect Affair and The Moment.  In March Claire Dyer visited Reading College to speak to Access to Higher Education Diploma students. Claire spoke to the Education … Continue reading

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Claire Dyer wins 2015 Torriano Poetry Competition!

  19 March 2015 – Two Rivers Press would like to congratulate its poet, Claire Dyer, on her recent win of the 2015 Torriano Poetry Competition!   There is nothing quite like reading the words: 1st Prize One Small Act … Continue reading

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Thursday, 2 October, 2014: HIGH WIRE ACT: POEMS OF FLIGHT with Claire Dyer, Susan Utting, and Lesley Saunders

As part of the four day Swindon Poetry Festival  (2-5 October 2014) , poets Claire Dyer, Susan Utting, and Lesley Saunders explore the meanings of flight, whether in balloons, space-ships and parachutes, or as imaginary birds, or in human relationships. … Continue reading

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Saturday, April 26: Poetry into Prose, a workshop

Poetry into Prose is a workshop, run by published poets and novelists Kate Rhodes and Claire Dyer, is for anyone interested in writing beautiful prose. The session will be tailored to suit both experienced writers and beginners, and will focus … Continue reading

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Three first collections reviewed! Read more!

It is a wonderful thing to start the new year with positive reviews of three collections published in the Two Rivers Press, First Collection Series.   Belinda Cooke reviews Kate Behrens’ The Beholder, Claire Dyer’s Eleven Rooms and Jean Watkins’ … Continue reading

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Review: Ian Caws reviews Eleven Rooms by Claire Dyer

Ian Caws writes that “…the poems in Claire Dyer’s first collection resonate with emptiness and surfaces…There is a perpetual underlying echo of transience…the poems are about a brush rather than an encounter with the world. They create an enlivening experience … Continue reading

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Friday, September 27, 2013: Two Rivers Press poets at Pangbourne Hall of Sound

Please come and listen to and meet Two Rivers Press poets, Susan Utting, Jean Watkins and Claire Dyer These lovely ladies are doing a reading at Pangbourne Hall of Sound (Pangbourne Village Hall) this Friday 27th September at 7.30 pm. … Continue reading

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Claire Dyer’s novel, The Moment, to be published September 12, 2013

Our very own poet, Claire Dyer, will see her novel, The Moment, published September 12, 2013.   It is all very exciting, indeed! The book, in paperback and electronic formats, is available directly from the publisher, Quercus. From the back … Continue reading

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June 27, 2013: Paris Lit Up Open Mic – featuring Claire Dyer

If you happen to be in the beautiful French capital, Paris, on June 27, 2013,  it is your chance to attend a poetry reading (in English) and feel oh so very artsy! Come listen to and meet our poet, Claire … Continue reading

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Thursday, 13 June 2013: Claire Dyer reads at Artwords, Swindon,

Claire Dyer will be the guest poet at Artswords in Swindon on Thursday, 13 June 2013.  Come hear Claire Dyer read from her new collection “Eleven Rooms“. When:   8:00 pm – 10:30 pm, Thursday, 13 June 2013 Where: The Great … Continue reading

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11- 12 June, 2013 Two River Press poets at A Week of Good Poetry, Bath, UK

A WEEK OF GOOD POETRY 10 – 15 JUNE BATH CENTRAL LIBRARY  As part of  A Week of Good Poetry – Bath Poetry Cafe, which starts 10 June, 2013, Claire Dyer, Lesley Saunders and Susan Utting will be holding talks … Continue reading

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Friday, 31 May, 2013: Claire Dyer reads at Pangbourne Hall of Sound

An evening of acoustic music and poetry, featuring Claire Dyer at Pangbourne Hall of Sound. Where:  Pangbourne Village Hall, Station Road (A329), Pangbourne, RG8 7AN Time: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm To reserve your discounted ticket, email Paul on hallofsound@outlook.com.

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Monday, 20 May 2013: Claire Dyer at Coffee-House Poetry at The Troubadour, London

20th May, Coffee-House Poetry at The Troubadour, 263-267 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 9JA. Telephone: 020 7370 1434.

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Launch of Claire Dyer’s collection, Eleven Rooms, covered by The Reading Chronicle

On April 25th, The Reading Chronicle reported A POET whose words “gleam and glitter” on the page marked the launch of her new anthology with nearly 200 fans. Claire Dyer was at Waterstone’s in Broad Street on Thursday, April 12, … Continue reading

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Sunday, 28 April, 2013: Claire Dyer at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival

Come meet Two Rivers Press poet, Claire Dyer, at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival. Hear her read from her new first collection, Eleven Rooms. When Sunday, 28 April, 2013: Claire Dyer at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival

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Interview/Review: Claire Dyer and her debut poetry collection, Eleven Rooms

From Get Reading, 17 April 2013. Eleven Rooms captures transient moments Reading poet Claire Dyer launched her debut poetry collection last week. Sophie Harrison chats to the poet about her work. Reading poet Claire Dyer had double cause for celebration … Continue reading

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19th April, Poet’s Cafe, South Street, Reading

Claire Dyer joins other local poets and reads from her newly published first collection, Eleven Rooms

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Thursday, 11 April, 2013 Launch Claire Dyer at Waterstones, Broad Street, Reading, 7.30pm

You are cordially invited to join us for the launch of Claire Dyer‘s much anticipated first collection, Eleven Rooms. When: Thursday 11 April, 2013, at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm (Carriages at 9.00 pm) Where: Waterstones, 89A Broad Street, Reading … Continue reading

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25 March, 2013: Two poems from Claire Dyer online today

A treat, a treat….two poems by Claire Dyer can be read here today!

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Thursday, 28 February, 2013: Poet Claire Dyer on Radio Berkshire at 2pm

Tune in to Mike Read’s Talking Entertainment show on BBC Radio Berkshire to hear Two Rivers Press poet, Claire Dyer. She is likely to mention, and perhaps read from, her much anticipated first collection, Eleven Rooms. Eleven Rooms, explores contradictions … Continue reading

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Friday, 1 March, 2013: Claire Dyer at The Independent Bath Literary Festival

Come to The 2013 Independent Bath Literature Festival and hear Two Rivers Press poet, Claire Dyer, read from her new collection, Eleven Rooms. Click the brochure image on the left to browse and book tickets for over 150 events coming … Continue reading

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Claire Dyer holds a BA in English and History from the University of Birmingham, an MA in Victorian Literature and Culture from the University of Reading and is currently studying for an MA in Poetry at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Claire’s debut novel, ‘The Moment’, is forthcoming from Quercus in October 2013.

For more information on Claire Dyer please visit her website or Facebook page.