Resources on poetry by the poets themselves

Gillian Clarke

A Laureate’s Life

Gillian Clarke talks about her inspiration and her commissions as the National Poet of Wales and includes some of the poems
by Gillian Clarke.

Polar

A new poem originally featured by the Guardian in a list of Carol Ann Duffy's favourite women's poets
by Gillian Clarke.

Polar

A new poem originally featured by the Guardian in a list of Carol Ann Duffy's favourite women's poets
by Gillian Clarke.

Poets I go back to

like the seasons, some poets just keep coming round again to claim our attention
by Gillian Clarke.

Poets I go back to

like the seasons, some poets just keep coming round again to claim our attention
by Gillian Clarke.

Seamus Heaney's Beowulf

“As he read, Heaney's voice let into each line a little halfway pause. The effect was like a thread of gold in rock, the visible made audible....”
by Gillian Clarke.

Seamus Heaney's Beowulf

“As he read, Heaney's voice let into each line a little halfway pause. The effect was like a thread of gold in rock, the visible made audible....”
by Gillian Clarke.

Emily Dickinson

“She wrote nearly 2000 poems, and although she showed them to friends, one of them an editor, and tried to get them published, only 7 were published, anonymously, during her lifetime.”
by Gillian Clarke.

RS Thomas

“Although his name is justly famous, the work and the man have been widely misunderstood. His reputation has rested too long on his early poems about the peasant farmer lago Prytherch. Powerful though these poems are, they represent a fraction of his life's work”
by Gillian Clarke.

RS Thomas

“Although his name is justly famous, the work and the man have been widely misunderstood. His reputation has rested too long on his early poems about the peasant farmer lago Prytherch. Powerful though these poems are, they represent a fraction of his life's work”
by Gillian Clarke.