Claire Orchard

Author photo: Ebony Lamb

Claire Orchard grew up in the Hutt Valley. She studied English and history at Massey University

and completed an MA in Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters in 2013.

Her poems have appeared in many literary journals, including Landfall, Turbine, Hue & Cry, JAAM,

4th Floor and Penduline Press, and Best New Zealand Poems. She is the author of two poetry

collections: Cold Water Cure (2016) and Liveability (2023).

Claire Orchard