Jane Clarke’s voice is rooted in her land and the lives she shares: these poems gleam with the sound of their saying. Her rhythms of speech and spaces of reflective thought weave patterns which are fresh, but which we recognise as places in which we too may find ourselves.

- Tony Curtis, Poet and Emeritus Professor of Poetry, University of South Wales.

Here Jane reads 'When all this is over' from All the Way Home, her illustrated sequence of poems responding to a First World War family archive held in the Mary Evans Picture Library.

Here Jane reads twelve poems from her second collection, When the Tree Falls, filmed by her editor, Neil Astley, Bloodaxe Books. Jane also reads six poems from her debut collection, The River.

In this episode of the Words Lightly Spoken podcast Jane introduces and reads 'He stood at the top of the stairs' from When the Tree Falls.

In this episode of the Words Lightly Spoken podcast Jane introduces and reads 'Pit Ponies of Glendasan' from a sequence inspired by the mining heritage of Glenmalure, Glendalough and Glendasan.

Four poems from The River are translated and read in Spanish by Enrique Alda for Poesie Recitada.

'Camping at Bearna' from When the Tree Falls was Poem of the Week in The Irish Times 12 October 2019.

'Cypress' from When the Tree Falls is featured on the Elementum Journal website.

Poems from The River and When the Tree Falls are featured on Poethead, 15 December 2019.

Jane reads eight poems on YouTube for the Irish Poetry Reading Archive, published by UCD Special Collections, February 2018


Jane reads three poems from The River on SoundCloud.
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