National Poet for Wales to read at Keele


Posted on 13 February 2012

Gillian Clarke, National Poet for Wales since 2008, will give a reading of her work at Keele University on Monday, February 20th.

She is a hugely successful poet, playwright, translator (from Welsh) and is President of Ty Newydd, the writers´ centre in North Wales, which she co-founded in 1990. Her poetry is studied for GCSE and A Level by students throughout Britain. Born and raised in Cardiff, she now lives with her husband (an architect) in Ceredigion. She was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for poetry in 2010.

Recent books include At the Source, a collection of prose, and A Recipe for Water, both Carcanet Press. A new poetry collection, Ice Music, is due in 2012.

The reading will take place in the Chancellor's Building on the Keele University campus in Staffordshire and starts at 7pm. Tickets are £5 (concessions £2.50).