Published by Two Rivers Press
Eleven Rooms, Claire Dyer’s first collection, explores moments in life at its most transient: a girl on the back of a boy’s motorbike, growing up too fast; the flex and flux of relationships; and what death takes from us. Together the poems tell of an intimate quest for equilibrium in a world constantly tilting, but also a celebration of the journey and the adventures it brings.
“There’s a clarity about Claire Dyer’s poems that makes them immediately attractive: their surfaces gleam and glitter. What makes them even more exceptional is the way this freshness connects to an underlying sense of the mystery and pathos of things – so that delight and sadness are always seen as inseparable. Which they are.”
Eleven Rooms is the third title to be published in Two Rivers Press’ First Collection Series, launched in 2012.
Claire Dyer’s poetry has been widely published, including in the recent anthologies Sylvia is Missing (Flarestack Poets, 2012), Reading Poetry (Two Rivers, 2011) and Jericho & Other Stories and Poems (Cinnamon Press, 2012). As a Brickwork Poet, she has performed at venues around the UK. She now works in HR research in London, and lives in Reading.