Knithoard by Claire Crowther
Claire Crowther has worked as a journalist, editor and communications director. But first and foremost, she’s a poet. Her first collection (Stretch of Closures) was shortlisted for the Jerwood/Aldeburgh prize, and since then she has had warm praise for further books and pamphlets. Her work is intensely varied: no one publication like another. Knithoard is a closely linked sequence of poems exploring — with lyrical grace and subtlety — the art of knitting, in which (as every knitter knows) all of life is inextricably bound.