Edward Clarke was born on the edge of the Forest of Dean in 1975. After attending schools in Lydney, Buenos Aires, and Monmouth, he studied English Language and Literature at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, and then undertook a PhD on Wallace Stevens at Trinity College, Dublin. He now lives in Oxford with his Italian wife and two sons, teaching English literature and art history at various colleges and the Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University. His collection of poems, A Book of Psalms, was published by Paraclete Press in 2020. ‘Clarke’s Psalter,’ the documentary he presented about writing these poems, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2018. A selection of his poems, called The Voice inside Our Home, was published at the beginning of 2022 by SLG Press. He is also the author of two books of criticism, The Later Affluence of W. B. Yeats and Wallace Stevens (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and The Vagabond Spirit of Poetry (Iff Books, 2014).
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (January 1, 2023)