Resources on poetry by the poets themselves

Gillian Clarke's Journal

Cardiff

“War. Radios. The sea. A fox. Stone animals on a castle wall. I can’t say what came first...”
by Gillian Clarke.

Desert Island Poems

Eight poems for a desert island! Impossible.
by Gillian Clarke.

Desert Island Poems

Eight poems for a desert island! Impossible.
by Gillian Clarke.

Beginning with Bendigeidfran

“It seems to have begun with Bendigeidfran, his rhythmic syllables, the imprint of his huge foot on the shore...”
by Gillian Clarke.

Beginning with Bendigeidfran

“It seems to have begun with Bendigeidfran, his rhythmic syllables, the imprint of his huge foot on the shore...”
by Gillian Clarke.

All Lost Things Lie Under Closing Water

“For a year I have observed a family of mute swans. I haven’t see them every day, or even every week, but I have watched them at regular intervals throughout one year of their lives on the river Ely, in Cardiff.”
by Gillian Clarke.