Claire Booker

After life in London as a journalist, herbalist and hypnotherapist, Claire Booker has up-sticks and now lives in Rottingdean, between the South Downs and the English Channel. Sky and sea often feature in her poetry.

We  published Claire’s poetry collection, A Pocketful of Chalk, in July 2022.

Her poetry has appeared on Guernsey buses, in Ambit, Magma, Poetry News, North, The Rialto, The Spectator and Stand, among others. Her debut pamphlet Later There Will Be Postcards is out with Green Bottle Press and her  pamphlet, The Bone That Sang, is published by Indigo Dreams.  She blogs at

Arachne has published several of Claire’s poems in Solstice Shorts anthologies, including  Tymes goe by Turnes, and Time and TideHer poems Mr McGregor’s Seedlings and Profile Series 823/1 are published in our 2021 Solstice Shorts anthology, Words From the Brink, and she has a poem in  Menopause: The Anthology