Gillian Clarke

Standard Name: Clarke, Gillian
Birth Name: Gillian Williams
Married Name: Gillian Clarke
GC , a Welsh poet who began writing in the later twentieth century, has been called by the Literary Reviewone of the leading poets and poetry teachers of her generation.
Clarke, Gillian, and Sheenagh Pugh. “Poems”. The Literary Review: Re-Imagining Wales, edited by Tony Curtis and Christopher Meredith, Vol.
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, No. 2, Fairleigh Dickinson University.
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She has also written plays (sometimes for radio), short stories, a libretto, non-fiction, reviews, translation, and poems for children, and has edited anthologies and a poetry journal.
Elfyn, Menna, editor. Trying The Line. Gomer, june 1997.
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Somewhat blurry colour photo of Gillian Clarke standing at a lectern with a microphone. She is wearing something dark, with glasses, and has loose shoulder-length blonde hair.
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Connections

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Dedications Carol Ann Duffy
CAD published her first volume of poetry since becoming Poet Laureate. It is entitled The Bees and bears a dedication in Welsh to Gillian Clarke , National Poet of Wales.
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Friends, Associates Frances Horovitz
Among FH 's literary friends were poets or writers Anne Stevenson , Harold Pinter , Henry Williamson , Gillian Clarke , Kathleen Raine , Dom Sylvester Houédard , Inge Laird , Jeff Nuttall , and...
Friends, Associates Anne Stevenson
AS 's close friends have included many well-known late twentieth-century names in British poetry: Frances Horovitz , whom she mourned in a number of poems, a trio of drinking friends in Glasgow (Tom Leonard
Literary responses Helen Dunmore
This collection won the Poetry Society 's Alice Hunt Bartlett Award.
Dunmore, Helen. Short Days, Long Nights. Bloodaxe Books, 1991.
prelims
Gillian Clarke praised the book for suggesting the way that women spend their lives in uncertainty,for its evocation of unease in domestic...
Performance of text Carol Ann Duffy
On the Shore to Shore Nationwide Poetry Tour in summer 2016 with Gillian Clarke , Imtiaz Dharker , and Jackie Kay , plus other poets who joined in their public readings when the tour stopped...
Reception Frances Horovitz
Within a month after FH 's death, her fellow poet Gillian Clarke compiled a slim anthology of poems in her memory entitled Tenfold: Poems for Frances Horovitz.
OCLC WorldCat. http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch/content/worldcat/, http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch/content/worldcat/. Accessed 1999.
Reception Jackie Kay
In 2016 JK was appointed Makar or poet laureate of Scotland. While she was on the road with Carol Ann Duffy , Gillian Clarke , and Imtiaz Dharker on the Shore to Shore Nationwide Poetry Tour
Textual Features Carol Ann Duffy
The sixty poets were each commissioned for a poem marking a particular year. They included Gillian Clarke (1955: Running Away to the Sea), Ruth Fainlight (1963: World Events), Liz Lochhead (1966: Photograph, Art...
Textual Features Carol Ann Duffy
Many poems here feature women answering back to canonical male voices: Liz Lochhead to Donne , Jenny Joseph to W. S. Gilbert , U. A. Fanthorpe to Walt Whitman , Wendy Cope to A. E. Housman
Textual Features Carol Ann Duffy
She selected slightly more carols by women than by men, and recalled that Christina Rossetti 's In the Bleak Midwinter was the result of a commission from Scribner's Monthly in 1872. Her own contribution concerns...
Textual Production Carol Ann Duffy
CAD continued to use her position for the voicing of strong political opinions. On 25 July 2009 The Guardian's Review section opened with three pages of poems on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Textual Production Carol Ann Duffy
Contributors included Gillian Clarke (with In a Cardiff Arcade, 1952), Jackie Kay (with Silver Moon, for London's feminist bookshop, 1982-2001), and Liz Lochhead (for the more general Essentials).
Textual Production Frances Horovitz
The year FH died, poems of hers were reprinted by Gillian Clarke , Seamus Heaney , and Ted Hughes in a commemorative pamphlet. The next year Michael Horovitz reprinted others in a similar tribute, A...
Textual Production Jackie Kay
Contributing along with Gillian Clarke , Carol Ann Duffy , Jo Shapcott , Fiona Sampson , and many others, to a collection of poetic responses to Shakespeare four hundred years after his death, JK replied...
Textual Production Carol Rumens
Since this year, 2007, CR has been picking a Poem of the Week for the Guardian newspaper, which prints the poem along with her commentary and analysis. Rumens like to pay attention to context and...

Timeline

20 June to 7 July 2016
British poets Carol Ann Duffy , Gillian Clarke , Imtiaz Dharker , and Jackie Kay , and musician John Sampson , went on a Shore to Shore Nationwide Poetry Tour .

Texts

Clarke, Gillian. A Recipe for Water. Carcanet, 2009.
Daniel, Susan, and Gillian Clarke. Alchemica. Oriel Mostyn, 1993.
Clarke, Gillian. “Britain Uncovered: My Britain”. The Observer, p. New Review 13.
Clarke, Gillian. Collected Poems. Carcanet, 1997.
Clarke, Gillian. Five Fields. Carcanet, 1998.
Clarke, Gillian. Ice. Carcanet, 2012.
Clarke, Gillian. Letter from a Far Country. Carcanet, 1982.
Clarke, Gillian. Making the Beds for the Dead. Carcanet, 2004.
Clarke, Gillian. “New writing. Judging Women’s Poetry Competition 2012”. Mslexia, No. 55, pp. 27-8.
Clarke, Gillian, and Sheenagh Pugh. “Poems”. The Literary Review: Re-Imagining Wales, edited by Tony Curtis and Christopher Meredith, Vol.
44
, No. 2, Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Clarke, Gillian. Prior Park. Millstream Books, 1987.
Clarke, Gillian. Selected Poems. Carcanet, 1985.
Clarke, Gillian. Selected Poems. Picador, 2016.
Clarke, Gillian. Snow on the Mountain. C. Davies, 1971.
Clarke, Gillian, and Karen Pearce. The Animal Wall and Other Poems. Pont Books, 1999.
Clarke, Gillian. “The Habit of Light”. The Guardian.
Clarke, Gillian. The King of Britain’s Daughter. Carcanet, 1993.
Clarke, Gillian. The Sundial. Gomer, 1978.
Todd, Justin. The Whispering Room. Editor Clarke, Gillian, Kingfisher, 1996.
Clarke, Gillian. Tuag at y filrif: Towards the millennium. Editor Jones, Robert Gerallt, Argraffiadau Gregynog, 1995.
Clarke, Gillian. Zoology. Carcanet, 2017.