POET, PLAYWRIGHT, BROADCASTER, LECTURER
Cardiff-born, Gillian Clarke is a published poet and playwright. She is a former editor of The Anglo-Welsh Review and the current president of Tŷ Newydd, a writers’ centre in North Wales which she co-founded in 1990. Her poetry is studied by GCSE and A-Level students throughout Britain. Her accolades include a Glyndŵr Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Wales” (1999), National Poet of Wales (2008), the second Welsh person to receive the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry (2010) and the Wilfred Owen Association Poetry award (2012).
Dates: 1937 – present
Image Credit: Gillian Clarke | Artwork by Lauren Chitty (USW)