Clare Pollard lives with her husband and two children in London. At nineteen, she published her first book of poetry, The Heavy-Petting Zoo. She has since published four more collections of poetry with Bloodaxe Books, most recently Incarnation. Her play The Weather premiered at the Royal Court Theatre. She has been involved in numerous translation projects, including cotranslating The Sea-Migrations by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf, which received a PEN Translates Prize, and translating Ovid’s Heroines, which she toured as a one-woman show in the UK. She is the poetry editor for the Idler and the former editor of Modern Poetry in Translation. Her first nonfiction title was Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children’s Picture Books. Her first novel Delphi was published to wide critical acclaim. Her second novel The Modern Fairies inspired by the real-life adventures of the 17th-century salonnières in King Louis XIV’s court will be published in June 2024.