annie clarkson

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About me

Location Manchester, United Kingdom

I am a poet and fiction writer from Manchester in the UK.

My writing tends to be about these things: Pigeons. Fish and Chips. Child Abuse. Silence. Violence. Family. The sea. Being small. Listening through closed doors. Rough pubs. Bare feet. Scars. Snow. Enclosed spaces. Trampling in leaves. Ice-skating on the river. Dodgy men in the park. Identity. Therapy. Dirty fingernails. Big brothers. Being invisible. Absence. Arson. Maggots. Tattoos. Back yards. Bitchy mates. Abandoned mills. Hearing voices. Telling stories. Forgetting the time. Lost love. Hiding in wardrobes.

I love short fiction and prose poetry and short novels and all those pieces of writing that seem to slip inbetween genres and find their own identity.

Interests Writing. Books. Films. Photography. All kinds of creative things
Favorite Movies kitchen sink, noir, anime, psycholgical thrillers, romantic slush David Lynch films: Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Blue Velvet... Spanish film, I love Almodovar and Amores Perros... I want to find what else is out there... Shane Meadows films, especially Dead Man's Shoes and This is England Brief Encounter. Casablanca. The English Patient. Donnie Darko. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Y Tu Mama Tambien. City of God. Cinema Paradiso. Life is Beautiful. The Piano. Taxi Driver. Lost in Translation. Secrets and Lies. Picnic at Hanging Rock. Babel. Frida. The Reader. This is not an exhaustive list.
Favorite Music mostly indie and alternative
Favorite Books I have enjoyed reading all of the following writers: Suzanne Berne, Ray Robinson, Raymond Carver, Ian McEwan, Michael Ondatje, Lisa Shea, Janice Galloway, Simon Kerr, Jon McGregor, JD Salinger, Pablo Neruda, Pascale Petit, Stephen Elliot, Russell Hoban, Sarah Waters, Truman Capote, Ben Okri, Anne Donovan, Graham Mort, Helen Dunmore, Joyce Carol Oates, Lorrie Moore, Anais Nin, Angela Carter, David Constantine, Peter Carey, Gaston Bachelard, Geraldine Green, Paul Farley, Alice Sebold, Nick Flynn, Jonathan Safran Foer, Alice Munro, Sharon Olds, Tove Jansson, Clare Wigfall, Angela Readman, Padrika Tarrant, Jhumpa Lahiri, Anthony de Sa, Elizabeth Baines...