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 twelve poems from her forthcoming 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 a poem from her forthcoming collection with Bloodaxe Books, When the Tree Falls.

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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