A Change in the Air, Jane's third collection with Bloodaxe Books will be published on the 23 May 2023. Bloodaxe Books will host the first launch with an online reading on Tuesday 23 May. The Dublin launch will be in Hodges Figgis on 25 May at 6pm and the Wicklow launch will be in Bridge Street Books, Wicklow on 26 May at 7pm. 

In the meantime Jane has the following readings & events in Ireland, Scotland & England.

St. Brigid's Arts Festival: Jane will read a newly commissioned poem to mark Brigid 1500 in Kilteel, Co. Kildare at 7pm on Saturday 4 February 2023.  

The Poetry Business Digital Workshops: Jane will give a masterclass on The Elegy, 1 February, 11-12.30 and a generative workshop on 21 February, 11 - 12.30. Bookings here.

Dublin Book Festival Wellness Walk in the National Botanic Gardens: Visiting poet from Cornwall, Katrina Naomi will join Jane and piper James Mahon for a music & poetry walk in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin on Sunday 19 February 2023 at 12 noon. Bookings here. This event is sold out.

Poetry Encounters: is a special series of artist-poet readings & discussions, presented by the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny in association with Poetry Ireland to mark the gallery's 80th Anniversary Collection Exhibition. Jane will read from her work & share and exchange insights with artist Felicity Clear on Wednesday 8 March, 1 - 2.30 in the Butler Gallery Kilkenny. Entry is free but booking is advisable. 

Stanza International Poetry Festival 2023: Jane will give two readings at the festival in St. Andrew's, Scotland: Round Table on Friday 10 March at 2.15, blending performance & discussion; Poetry Café reading with David Kinloch & Eòghan Stìubhart on Saturday 11 March at 1pm. Book here & here.

Cork World Book Festival 2023: Jane will read with poets Eva Griffen & Paul Maddern at the 'Queering the Green' event at 6pm on Thursday 22 April 2023. Booking details to follow.

Pride Poets: Jane will read at Pride Poets in Street 66, Dublin at 7pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023. 

London: Maura Dooley and Jane will read from their newly published collections with Bloodaxe Books in West Greenwich Library at 7pm on Thursday 15 June, 2023. Free entry.

Recent Events

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin: Jane read the lessons in The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, a traditional service of music and scripture readings, December 2022.

LGBT+ Carol Service: Jane read poems at the 22nd LGBT+ Carol Service in Dublin Unitarian Church, Dublin, December 2022.

Lyric FM, Culture File Presents: Jane joined naturalists Tina Claffey and Richard Nairn to discuss their favourite nature books with Paddy Woodworth of the Naturalist's Bookshelf. The event was recorded live at the Dublin Book Festival and broadcast on Lyric FM, 3 December 2022.

Dublin Book Festival 2022: Jane & piper James Mahon led a Wellness Walk with poetry and music in the Botanic Gardens. Jane also took part in a discussion of favourite nature books, chaired by Paddy Woodworth for The Naturalist's Bookshelf on RTE Lyric FM.

Burrenbeo Winterage Festival 2022: Jane gave a poetry reading in Corrofin Community Hall with novelist Ryan Dennis. Jane also read two poems before 300 and more people followed a herd of cows on O'Brien's farm up the mountain for winterage.  

Roscommon Arts Centre - Poetry Explored: Jane facilitated a series of poetry workshops over 2022. 

Age Friendly Ireland Creative Engagement Celebration: Jane gave a reading at the celebration ceremony for the completion of this six-county series of creativity workshops, 28 September 2022. 

Wicklow County Council: Jane read her poem, 'Fences' at the ceremony conferring the Freedom of Wicklow on Charlie Bird, 26 September 2022.

Poetry Business Digital Workshops: Jane facilitated a masterclass on the poetic line and a writing workshop for the Poetry Business in September 2022.

Culture Night 2022: Jane joined musicians Eamon Sweeney & Cormac Breatnach for a special concert of music and poetry in the Lexicon Library, Dun Laoghaire.

Shorelines Arts Festival 2022: Jane gave a reading with Vincent Woods & Rachael Hegarty and also facilitated a 'poetry for biodiversity' workshop, 17 September.

Group Analytic Society International (GASi) Summer School, Maynooth University July 2022: Jane gave a presentation exploring resonances across the practice and process of group analysis and poetry. 

John Hewitt Summer School 2022: Jane read at the Queering the Green event on the festival opening night, 25 June 2022.

Writing as Mindful Method: Jane gave a talk about reading & writing poetry at the Maynooth University Department of Adult & Community Education Summer School, June 2022.  

Life & Works of W.M. Letts (1882 - !972): Jane gave a talk about nature in the poetry of Winifred Letts - Tallaght Library, 9th June 2022.

Rural Writing Institute 2022: Jane joined James Rebanks and Kathryn Aalto for a workshop on 'Poetry & Walling' at a writing retreat on James' farm in the Lake District, June 1-5, 2022. 

University of Limerick Creative Writing Festival: Jane read alongside Emily Cullen (MESKELL UL-Fifty Poet in Residence) and Kayssie K at the UL Creative Writing Festival on Saturday May 21st 2022

The Story of a Rose: Jane joined US Botanical Gardens horticulturalist Adam Pyle to explore gardens & roses in a generative online poetry workshop - Thursday 19th May, 2022

Cultural Conversations - Contemporary Women's Voices & Protestant Imaginations: Jane joined Stacey Gregg & Wendy Erskine for a panel discussion organised by Across the Lines & chaired by Connal Parr in EastSide Arts, Belfast 7th May 2022.

Poetry Explored: Jane facilitate a series of writing workshops in the Roscommon Arts Centre 2022.

Poetry Day Ireland 2022: Jane gave a reading with Rosamund Taylor in Bray Library and later with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Mary O'Malley and Catherine Phil MacCarthy in Rathmines Library. Jane also read 'Pit Ponies of Glendasan' in the Eat The Storms 32 County Poetry Day podcast. 

Wellness Walks with poet Jane Clarke & piper James Mahon: Eight walks from November 2021 to February 2022 brought many people together in Wicklow woodlands to enjoy music, poetry and companionship. This is an initiative of the Wicklow County Council Culture Team under the Creative Ireland Programme and supported by Healthy Ireland, the Local Sports Development Partnership and the Rural Recreation Officer. There will be further walks in the summer of 2022. 

'Neighbours', Mermaid Theatre, Bray, March 2022: Jane performed with Sonamus and the Alchemy String Quintet at this special concert reflecting on the inception of the Irish border. Jane has written five new poems inspired by conversations with people from diverse communities on both sides of the border, courtesy of the Across the Lines peace-building programme in the Glen Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim. Elaine Agnew composed a newly commissioned piece of music inspired by one of these poems. 

The Breaking Ground: Wicklow Pioneering Women: Jane performed a newly commissioned poem inspired by Avril Deverell, one of the first women barristers in Ireland & the Uk who was called to the bar in November 1921. The event in the Whale Theatre, Greystones in November 2021 was part of the Wicklow County Council Decade of Centenaries programme.

Burren Winterage 2021: Jane read her poetry at this annual weekend celebrating & exploring the natural and cultural heritage of the Burren. She performed live with singer-songwriter John Faulkner and also participated in the iconic Burren Cattle Drive. 

Thy Harp Strung With Apollos Golden Hair: Jane joined musicians Eamon Sweeney, Cormac Breatnach, Siobhan Armstrong, Steve Cooney & Malachy Robinson for a special live concert of Irish harp music from the 17th & 18th centuries - September, 2021 in the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow. 

Speechless at Inch: Jane read at the online launch of Jim Caruth's new collection published by Smith|Doorstop, September 2021. You can watch the recording on YouTube here.

Culture Night 2021: Jane performed with poet Nell Regan and singer-songwriter Amy Barrett in Bray, Co. Wicklow 

Alchemy Music Summer Concerts: Jane performed with musicians Eamon Sweeney and Cormac Breatnach. The concert was be streamed on the Alchemy Music YouTube Channel on Saturday 31st July 2021 and is available to watch here

Departures, a new series of films by Dublin Book Festival explores the connection between landscape and artistic practice. In the first film released on 6 July 2021 Jane reads & discusses her work with Manchán Magan and Michael Fewer. You can watch it here.

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