Reading from new poetry collection
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.