Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Poet, Claire Trévien, interviewed in the Bucks Free Press about her recent poetry successes

Monday, 02 December 2013


Dr Claire Trévien, who is currently teaching French in the Department of English and Modern Languages, was interviewed in the Bucks Free Press about her recent successes in the world of poetry. Claire grew up in Brittany, but moved to Beaconsfield when she was 14. Her first book of poetry, The Shipwrecked House, was published by Penned in the Margins in 2013, and was named readers’ choice on the longlist for the Guardian First Book Award. In addition, one of the poems from the collection, 'The Shipwrecked House II', was Highly Commended in the 2013 Forward Prize. Claire completed a PhD on French Revolutionary prints in 2012, and is the editor of Sabotage Reviews, co-editor of Verse Kraken, and co-organizer of Penning Perfumes. You can read more about Claire's work from her website, follow her on Twitter, and hear her discuss her poem 'Whales' on a recent Poetry Centre podcast.