Claire Booker- Harriet by the Swings


‘Harriet by the Swings’ started life a poem before Booker rewrote it as a play.

Claire Booker is a member of the London-based poetry collective ‘Poets Scratching Heads’. Her work has appeared in 14, Magma, Nutshell, Prole, South, The Delinquent, The Interpreter’s House and South Bank Poetry among others. Her stage plays have been produced in the UK, Australia and Europe. She blogs at

Claire’s poetry is featured in Elbow Room Volume Two