About Jane Clarke

Jane Clarke is the author of three poetry collections, The River (2015), When the Tree Falls (2019) and A Change in the Air (2023) published by Bloodaxe Books.

Jane grew up on a farm in Co. Roscommon and now lives with her wife in the uplands of Co. Wicklow. Her awards include the Ireland Chair of Poetry Travel Award 2022, the Hennessy Literary Award for Poetry 2016 and the Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year 2016.

Jane’s poems explore what it means to connect with each other and our surroundings through times of cultural and environmental upheaval.

She edited the illustrated anthology Windfall: Irish Nature Poems to Inspire and Connect (Hachette Books Ireland, 2023). Her most recent collection, A Change in the Air, was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2023 and the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2023.

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