Clare Best at Pevensey Levels, photo by Clare Whistler

Clare Best writes of the things of the world, and of the moments in our lives, as if they bear within them secrets of mortality that words will never quite have the power to reveal. She writes with scruple and clarity, listening always for the unsaid and the unsayable, watching for the passage of flame into darkness.
Michael Hulse

Clare Best’s poetry dazzles with the clarity of its chiseled phrases and its measured form.
Eva Karpinski