- Competitions 2020
Jane Clarke grew up on a farm in Co. Roscommon and now lives in Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow. Her first collection, The River, (Bloodaxe Books 2015) was shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize and in that year she also won the Hennessy Literary Award for Emerging Poetry and the inaugural Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year Award. Her illustrated chapbook, All the Way Home, (Smith|Doorstop 2019) responds to a World War I archive of letters and photographs. Her second book-length collection, When the Tree Falls was published by Bloodaxe Books in September 2019. WHEN THE TREE FALLS is shortlisted for the 2020 Irish Times Poetry Now Award. The winner will be announced at the Mountains to Sea Book Festival in the dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire on Saturday, March 28th . It has also been the shortlist for the 2020 Farmgate Café National Poetry Award, which will be awarded to the best book published in English, in the previous calendar year, by a poet living in Ireland. The winner will be announced on March 24th in Cork.