In Swallow, words move through space like actors crossing a bare stage. Claire Potter’s debut collection of poetry offers a dramatic synergy between observation and feeling, set within the haunting shadows of the swallow’s migratory absence/presence.

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Claire Potter


Shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Award (NSW Premier’s Literary Awards)
Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards


Phillip Ellis reviews Swallow by Claire Potter – Mascara Literary Review, 2011

Sandra Burr reviews Swallow – TEXT: Vol 15, No 1, April 2011

Ali Alizadeh Reviews Maria Takolander and Claire Potter – Cordite Poetry Review: 30 May 2011