Gillian CLARKE

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1937-06-08
Education UC Cardiff (BA)
Books & Publications One Moonlit Night (stories for children, trans from Welsh, 1991), At the Source (2008); Poems Snow on the Mountain (1971), The Sundial (1978), Letter from a Far Country (1982), Selected Poems (1985), Letting in the Rumour (1989, Poetry Book Soc recommendation), The King of Britain's Daughter (1993, Poetry Book Soc recommendation), Collected Poems (1997), Five Fields (1998, Poetry Book Soc recommendation), The Animal Wall and Other Poems (for children, 1999), Owain Glyn Dwr (2000), Nine Green Gardens (2000), Making the Beds for the Dead (2004), A Recipe for Water (2009), Ice (2012); Radio Talking in the Dark (1978), Letter from a Far Country (1981), Bridgewater (1997); TV Imagine This (BBC 2, 1991); Anthologies The Poetry Society Anthology (ed, 1987-88), I Can Move The Sea: Poems by Children (ed, 1995), The Whispering Room: Anthology of Haunted Poems for Children (ed, 1996); Drama The Time of the Wolf (for Theatr Powys, 1996), Rhiannon (for Sherman Theatre), Talking to Wordsworth (Sherman and BBC Radio), The Blue Man (for BBC Radio 4) 2000, Honey (BBC Radio 4) 2002, Letter From a Far Country (dramatised from poem) 2004, Shopping for Happiness 2004, A Field of Hay (2006); Recordings Poems read by Gillian Clarke (cassette) 1999, 20 Poems (CD) 2003
Recreations gardening, farming and conserving 17 acres of hills woodland
Clubs N/A
Style Ms Gillian Clarke
Career writer, lectr and broadcaster; res asst News Information Dept BBC London 1958-60, pt/t lectr in English and liberal studies Reardon Smith Nautical Coll Cardiff 1965-75, pt/t lectr and poet-in-residence Dept of Art History and Cultural Studies Newport Coll of Art Gwent 1975-84, Welsh Arts Cncl creative writing fell St David's UC Lampeter 1984-85, Lampeter Writers Workshop 1984-, tutor MPhil in creative writing Univ of Glamorgan 1993-; Nat Poet for Wales 2008-; ed The Anglo-Welsh Review 1976-84 (reviews ed 1971-76); chm: English Language Section Academi Gymreig 1988-93, Ty Newydd 1990- (life pres); memb: Literature Ctee Welsh Arts Cncl 1976-82 and 1987-93, Gen Advsy Cnl BBC 1992-95, Bd ARTS 2000 Year of Literature 1992-96; Glyndwr Award 1999, Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2011, Wilfred Owen Award 2012; hon fell: UC Cardiff 1985, Univ of Wales Swansea 1995, Univ of Wales Lampeter 2000; Hon MA Univ of Wales 2001, hon doctorate Glyndŵr Univ 2012; FRSL 2000
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