Claire Albrecht

Claire Albrecht is an award-winning poet and editor based on Wiradjuri Country, Australia. She was the 2019 Emerging Writers Festival fellow at the State Library of Victoria, a 2020 Varuna ‘Writing Fire, Writing Drought’ fellow, a resident at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, New Mexico in 2022, and a Varuna/The Bridge Awards Climate Fellow in 2024. Her work investigates connections between mental health, the physical environment, and technology. Claire’s manuscript sediment was shortlisted for the 2018 Subbed In chapbook prize, and her debut chapbook pinky swear launched in 2018. Her most recent book handshake was shortlisted for the Puncher & Wattmann First Poetry Book Prize. Claire is Editor-in-Chief of The Suburban Review, Operations Manager of Red Room Poetry, and Manager of Australian Literary Studies.

Claire founded and ran Cuplet Poetry Night in Newcastle, which featured local, interstate and international artists and made a valuable contribution to Newcastle’s growing poetry scene.

She also assists arts organisations and creative individuals with digital tools and transformation through her consulting service, Arts Online Consulting.

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