Clare Saponia is a London-born, Berlin-based writer, poet and coach, and the author of three poetry collections: Federal Gods (Palewell Press 2022), The Oranges of Revolution (Smokestack Books 2015) and Copyrighting War and other Business Sins(Olympia Publishers 2011). Her work has featured in various anthologies, including Smokestack Lightning (Smokestack Books 2022), They want all our teeth to be theirs (Culture Matters 2021), The Cry of the Poor (Culture Matters 2021), The Brown Envelope Book (Caparison Books 2021), Witches, Warriors, Workers (Culture Matters 2020), Kakania – An Anthology (Austrian Cultural Forum 2015), The Robin Hood Book – Verse versus Austerity (Caparison Books 2012), Emergency Verse – Poetry in Defence of the Welfare State (Caparison Books 2011).

Through writing, Clare aims to move dialogue beyond the comfort zone and expand communications channels. She prefers to view words as wake-up calls – rather than weapons. Clare is passionate about topics relating to social equality, collective consciousness and emotional development, and is committed to integrating them in both work and practice. She also works as an artist, translator and teacher.