Claire McCarthy

Claire McCarthy

Claire McCarthy (nee Jansen) writes poetry, fiction and essays. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of EcocriticismThe Mercury, Cordite ReviewTransportation: Islands and Cities, and Prospect. She plays in Heart Beach and Catsuit and is studying a Humanities PhD at the University of Tasmania. She’s also written for Aphra Magazine and Lip Magazine.

Published work

‘Poe(Trees) of Place: Forest Poetics from Lithuania to Tasmania’, Journal of Ecocriticism. 1.2 (2009): 42-54. Web.

‘Adaptations Down Under: Reading National Identity through the lens of adaptation studies’, a forthcoming chapter in Routledge Companion to Adaptation about adaptation, nation, heritage and ethnicity. Edited by Dennis Cutchins, Katja Krebs and Eckart Voigts.

‘A note from Tasmania on monolingualism and the power of English’, Belonging, Identity, Language, Diversity Research Group (BILD) (January 2016)

‘Melbourne #1’ and ‘Melbourne #2’, Prospect (6)Ed. Pete Hay, 2016. (Poetry)

Young Writer in Residence at Mathers House, Young Writers in the City Program 2015, HCC and TWC.

‘Northcote’ Picton Grange Quarterly Review, Hobart: Inscrutable Press, 2015. (Poetry)

 ‘Manhattan Is an Island’, Transportation: Islands and Cities. Ed. Preston, Rachel Edwards and Sean. Vol. 1., 2015. Print.

‘Playing Pool in New Zealand’, Cordite Poetry Review (2013). Web. (Poetry)

‘Talking Point: Ancient Forests and Grasslands More Than Wild’, The Mercury, 7 January 2015. Print.

Landing on Snow. Hobart: Fire Door Press, 2011. Print. (Poetry)

 Outside in the Sun. Hobart: Fire Door Press, 2013. Print. (Poetry)


Visit Claire’s website.