A Change in the Air, Jane's third full-length collection published by Bloodaxe Books in May 2023, is on the shortlist for the T S Eliot Prize 2023. It was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2023 and longlisted for the Laurel Prize 2023, an annual award for the best collection of nature & ecopoetry.

The TS Eliot Prize 2023 newsletter of 2 November 2023 focused on Jane's collection A Change in the Air with a featured poem, Readers' Notes, an excellent review by John Field and four exclusive YouTube videos of Jane speaking about her work and reading three poems.  The newsletter can be read here. 

Coracle,  Jane's new sequence of ten poems on the theme of biodiversity loss was published by the Museum of Literature Ireland on 3 November 2023. This limited edition (150) is available in the MoLI shop & online here.

Windfall: Irish Nature Poems to Inspire and Connect , edited by Jane Clarke and illustrated by Jane Carkill was published by Hachette Books Ireland in November 2023.

The 2024 International Book & Pamphlet Competition: Jane will judge this prestigious competition which has launched the careers of many acclaimed poets. The competition, run by the Poetry Business, is in its 38th year. The closing date is 6 March 2024 and entries are open now.

Ahead of the publication of Windfall: Irish Nature Poems to Inspire and Connect (Hachette Ireland 2023), Jane recommends five anthologies of nature poetry on the website. 

Ballinasloe Orb: A line from Jane's poem 'The Suck' (The River, Bloodaxe Books 2015) is inscribed on a sculpture in Slí na hAbhainn Park, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. The sculpture was created by Jacqueline Pyle for Galway European Capital of Culture 2020.

How I Did It: The Poetry School asked the poets shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection to write about the inspiration for a poem. Jane reflects on writing 'Pit Ponies of Glendasan'. You can read the piece here.

Jane has a new poem in I Am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere, edited by Lucinda Jacob and Sarah Webb (Little Island Books 2023). 'Praise' was inspired by Jane's visit to the farmer & author James Rebanks in the Lake District, courtesy of the Ireland Chair of Poetry Travel Award 2022.

Jane has a new poem in Issue 140 of Poetry Ireland Review, edited by Annemarie Ní Churreáin. 'Witness' is one of three poems inspired by the life of Jennie Wyse Power, a member of the Ladies Land League and Cumann na mBan. 

A Change in the Air was reviewed in The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, The Yorkshire Times, Books Ireland, The Alchemy Spoon and the Dundee University Review of the Arts. Extracts can be read in the reviews page of this website.

Poem of the Week: Jane's poem 'Pit Ponies of Glendasan' from A Change in the Air featured in the Scotsman Magazine on 3 June 2023. "This week's poem is by the Irish poet Jane Clarke. Her work has a clarity and precision to it, a matter-of-factness that helps give form to the depth and weight of the words, which explore everyday living, past and present, and what shapes us as humans."

Bookanista featured two poems online, 'Her first' and 'Wife' to mark the publication of A Change in the Air on 25 May 2023. The feature can be read here.

A film of Jane reading her poem 'Dressing My Mother For Her Grandson's Wedding' featured on Books Ireland on 24 May to mark the publication of A Change in the Air. You can watch it here.

On RTE Radio 1's Countrywide, Saturday 27 May 2023, Jane read 'Butter for Queens', a poem from her new collection A Change in the Air (Bloodaxe Books). You can listen back here.

'All the Horses She's Ever Loved', a poem from A Change in the Air was Poem of the Week in The Irish Times on Saturday 20th May 2023. You can read it here.

A Change in the Air had its Bloodaxe Books online launch on 23 May, hosted by editor & poet Neil Astley. You can watch it back here. Jane had in person launches in Dublin, Wicklow and London.

RTE Radio 1's Countrywide interviewed Jane for a special programme about the rivers of Co. Wicklow on Saturday 29 April. Jane read three poems from her new collection and spoke about Wicklow's biodiversity and how living there has inspired her writing. You can listen back to the full programme here and here.

'Dressing My Mother For Her Grandson's Wedding', from A Change in the Air features in the current issue of BANSHEE literary journal.

'After', the opening poem in A Change in the Air features in the current issue of the US poetry journal Rattle. You can read it here.

Dublin Book Festival interviewed Jane ahead of her sell-out event at the National Botanic Gardens in February 2023. She talks about her forthcoming collection with Bloodaxe Books, A Change in the Air. You can read the feature here.

'Recipe for a bog', a poem from Jane's sequence of poems inspired by the Avonmore River, features in the special Eavan Boland edition of Poetry Ireland Review, Issue 38. This poem will also feature in Jane's forthcoming collection with Bloodaxe Books, A Change in the Air.

Element 15, a contemporary arts collective are working on an exhibition in which the individual artists will respond to one of Jane's poems in their chosen media. The exhibition will be held in the Coach House, Dublin Castle from September 2024.

On RTE Radio 1's CountryWide, 21 January 2023, Jane read her poem 'The Yellow Jumper' from When the Tree Falls. You can listen back here

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