Standard Name: Clanchy, Kate
Birth Name: Katharine Sarah Clanchy
Self-constructed Name: Kate
KC is a contemporary prose-writer and poet who also reviews regularly. She has published a remarkable memoir about a woman who fled to Britain as an asylum-seeker from the Albanian mountains, as well as texts about teaching immigrant children through their composition of poetry.
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|Intertextuality and Influence||Alison Fell|
|Literary responses||Carol Ann Duffy|
|Literary responses||Helen Dunmore||
Once again the chorus of appreciation was led by her fellow poets. Kate Clanchy called her a particularly lucid writer, and not simply because her poems are so often filled with the play of light...
|Literary responses||Anne Enright||
Terry Eagleton reviewed this novel as an example of the way fiction has, since the modernist movement, shunned cheerfulness and embraced misery; he saw the marginally hopeful conclusion as a brave thing to have written...
|Literary responses||Helen Oyeyemi|
English poet Kate Clanchy gave a copy of this book to the daughter of a refugee woman from Kosovo, feeling that it would be relevant to her experience.
Clanchy, Kate. What is She Doing Here?. Pan Macmillan Picador, 2008.
|Textual Features||Alice Munro||
Most exotic and improbable of all is The Albanian Virgin (based on an actual experience, about 1900, of a librarian from Clinton, Ontario),
which makes use of the ancient tradition, in a tribal society...
Thacker, Robert. Alice Munro. McClelland and Stewart, 2005.
Late October 2003
The magazine Mslexia invited UK publishers to nominate women who had published their first poetry volume in the last ten years, in order to pick a Top Ten list.