Claire’s work features in a new publication of poems but D/deaf and Disabled Artists. Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back examines the poetics of disabled and D/deaf cultures. The first of its kind and packed with fierce poetry, essays, photos and links to accessible online videos, it showcases a diversity of styles, opinions, and survival strategies for a world that often works to shut us down.
With contributions that span Vispo to Surrealism, and range from hard-hitting political commentary to intimate lyrical pieces the poets brought together in this anthology refuse to perform or inspire according to tired old narratives.
Claire’s contributions include a poem called This Body Has Not from her 2017 piece with Jess Curtis, The Way You Look (at me) Tonight. Listen to both of Claire’s poems below.