clare e. potter is a Welsh-speaking writer and performer. Her awards include two Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries, the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry and the Jim Criddle prize for celebrating the Welsh language. She has translated the work of the National Poet of Wales, was a Hay Festival Writer at Work and performed at the Smithsonian Folk-Life Festival, USA. She also studied and taught in New Orleans for a decade. Her current focus is on well-being and learning through nature and she has had several residencies and commissions to create work around these themes. Thanks to Arts Council funding, clare is learning poetry therapy practice. Early in 2023 she will be presenting two BBC radio programmes about poetry. Her second collection was written with thanks to a Literature Wales Writers’ Bursary and a grant from the Society of Authors and will be published in 2024.