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24 Feb 11

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Graham Clifford was born in Portsmouth, grew up in Wiltshire. He studied Fine Art and then creative writing at the University of East Anglia.
He has been published in Smiths Knoll, Poetry Wales, the Rialto, Magma, The Poetry Paper and various other journals and anthologies. Graham has been commended in many competitions including The Arvon International Competition and The Bridport Prize. Two short collections won first prize in the 2006 New Writer poetry collection competition and the Biscuit Publishing Prize in 2008.
Graham has won bursaries from UEA and Writers Inc. He has performed at venues and events including Hay on Wye, The Troubadour Café and the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
In 2010 Graham won the Poetry Wales Purple Moose Poetry Collection competition. His pamphlet Welcome Back to the Country is published by Seren.