Read­ing from new po­etry col­lec­tion

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

IR­ISH Book Award win­ner Jane Clarke will be launch­ing her keenly-awaited sec­ond po­etry col­lec­tion with a se­ries of read­ings in Ire­land, the USA and the UK.

The Wick­low launch of ‘When the Tree Falls’ will be in Bridge Street Books, Wick­low town on Fri­day, Septem­ber 27, at 7 p.m..

‘When the Tree Falls’ comes four years af­ter the pub­li­ca­tion of Jane’s highly ac­claimed de­but ‘The River’, which was the first po­etry col­lec­tion to be short­listed for the Royal So­ci­ety of Lit­er­a­ture’s On­daatje Prize.

Jane’s sec­ond col­lec­tion in­cludes the poem ‘In Glas­nevin’, which won the in­au­gu­ral Lis­towel Writer’s Week Poem of the Year Award, voted for by the pub­lic, at the Ir­ish Book Awards in 2016. The poem was in­spired by two women, El­iz­a­beth O’Far­rell and Ju­lia Gre­nan, who were nurses and couri­ers in the 1916 Ris­ing. Along­side this are po­ems about bat­tles fought by women in re­cent times, in­clud­ing ‘Polling Sta­tion, May 25 2018’.

Jane grew up on a farm in County Roscom­mon and now lives in Glen­malure, where she com­bines writ­ing with her work as a cre­ative writ­ing tu­tor and group fa­cil­i­ta­tor. She holds a BA in English and phi­los­o­phy from Trin­ity Col­lege Dublin, and an MPhil in writ­ing from the Univer­sity of South Wales, and has a back­ground in psy­cho­an­a­lytic psy­chother­apy.

Jane Clarke.

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