Published by Cinnamon Press
Looking For is the second collection of lucid narrative poetry from a poet whose senses are clearly open to the tiniest nuances of life lived in everyday objects and routines. Deceptively simple, the fine observation and careful recounting in these poems gives them a depth that can at times take on the mesmerising pulse of litany.
The poetry is precise and accessible, but awakens layers of meaning articulated in the spaces between words. This is poetry at its finest.
Claudia Jessop has had poems published in several magazines. She has been runner-up in the MsLexia Poetry Competition and shortlisted in the Second Light Network Poetry Competition. She lives in Hackney, where she has conducted research and recorded oral history interviews for a local history project, and runs a poetry workshop for children at a local primary school.