Featured Writer: Jay Whittaker

We are delighted to welcome Jay Whittaker (pen-name of Clare Whittaker) as our Featured Writer this issue. Jay is a highly talented poet with an impressive record in publication

Jay Whittaker has lived and worked in Edinburgh for over 20 years.  Her pamphlet Pearl was published in 2005 (Selkirk Lapwing Press) and more recently her poems have been published in Envoi, Brittle Star, The Frogmore Papers, Orbis, and will appear in forthcoming issues of Far Off Places and The Interpreter’s House. She was shortlisted for a Scottish New Writers 2016 Award and the 2016 Bridport Poetry Prize. Her first full length collection, Wristwatch, comes out in autumn 2017 (Cinnamon Press).

She is a member of Edinburgh’s Other Writers, and is reading at Shore Poets on 26 February.

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