Published by Comma Press
Debut collection from a poet captivated by the patterns and patterning of science. Informed by her previous career as a Biology teacher, Helen Clare's writing delights in the whorls and sprung-coils of our physical lives. Whether tackling families, frustration or sexuality, the poems in Mollusc enact a remarkable balancing act between intimate personal truths and precise, undeniable, scientific ones.
'A new seam opening up in British poetry, every rift loaded with ore.' Hugo Williams.
Helen's first work was featured in Faber's First Pressings anthology in 1998, which heralded a new generation of British poets. Her poems have since won a number of national prizes.