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DCU Centre for Climate & Society: Jane gave the closing reflection and read three poems at the Climate Justice Across Generations Conference, 16 April 2024. You can watch it here.


Given from A Change in the Air, Bloodaxe Books 2023, is translated into Italian here for the Bologna in Lettere Festival 2024 by poet & translator Viviana Fiorentino.


Soul Feast, Bloodaxe Books 2024: Jane's poem 'Spalls' from A Change in the Air features in this recently published companion anthology to the much-loved Soul Food, Bloodaxe Books 2007.


Nothing But The Poem Podcast: An in-depth consideration of three of Jane's poems is summarised by poet Aoife Lyall, presenting a revealing and insightful look at 'When Winter Comes', 'Hers' & 'Daily Bread'  here.


Nás na Rí Singers commissioned Conor O'Reilly (composer, chorister & conductor) to set Jane's poems 'Legend' and 'Brigid' for performance in St. Brigid's Church, Kildare on 26 May 2024 at 4pm.


Forward Prizes 2024: Jane is one of the five judges for the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2024.  


The 2024 International Book & Pamphlet Competition: Jane is the judge for this prestigious competition run by the Poetry Business, now in in its 38th year. 


Turas - Journeys in Environmental Stewardship: Jane is meeting Farming for Nature Ambassadors and writing poems inspired by their work, as part of this Creative Climate Action project with Burrenbeo. 


The textile arts collective, element15 is collaborating with Jane in preparation for their exhibition in the Coach House, Dublin Castle from October 2024 to January 2025. The individual artists are creating work which responds to one or more of Jane's poems. More details to follow. 


New Poems: Jane has new poems in two journals, HIVE  & Ogham Stone as well as online here on Zocalo Public Square. 'White-tailed Eagles' was chosen by poet Emma Must in her January 2024 curation of Irish eco-poetry. Jane also has a new poem in the Winter 2023 issue of the Butcher's Dog Poetry Magazine and in the Winter 2023 issue of Irish Mountain Log. She 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's poem 'Witness' inspired by the life of Jennie Wyse Power, a member of the Ladies Land League and Cumann na mBan, features in Issue 140 of Poetry Ireland Review, edited by Annemarie Ní Churreáin. 


'Butter for Queens' from A Change in the Air features with a short commentary in the April 2024 issue of The Simple Things online magazine.


Books for Breakfast: Jane introduces and reads 'Passage' from a Change in the Air in the latest edition of this podcast, here at 21 minutes. Poet & podcaster Enda Wylie describes A Change in the Air as "a collection which displays an impressive, pared back emotional restraint, precise observations of the natural world and an exploration of how people and landscapes, the voices of the past and present can affect our lives, all traits evident in her previous two collections ..."


'Sing', a poem from Jane's debut collection, The River, featured in the Irish Times on Christmas Eve, 2023.


A Change in the Air, Jane's third full-length collection published by Bloodaxe Books in May 2023, was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize 2023 and 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 T S 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. 


The Poetry School invited the ten poets shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize 2023 to reflect on their writing process. Here are Jane's writing notes. The Poetry School also 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.


A Change in the Air is reviewed in this video by Evelyn Byrne as part of the Young Critics scheme, a partnership between the T S Eliot Prize and the Poetry Society's Young Poets Network.


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. 'Barnacullian Bog', a poem from Coracle (MoLI 2023) features in the Irish Mountain Log Winter 2023 issue, alongside an article about peatland restoration in Co. Wicklow.


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.


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 Shepherd.com 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.



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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