A C Clarke
A C Clarke’s many awards include the Royal Literary Fund Mentoring Scheme (2005), the Petra Kenney Award (2005) and the Brownsbank International Poetry Competition ( 2007). In 2006 she was also short-listed for the Hamish Canham Award and commended in the National Poetry Competition.
Her first full collection, Breathing Each Other In, was published in 2005 by Blinking Eye Press. She is an active member of Scottish PEN, was the Makar for the Federation of Writers (Scotland) for 2007-2008 and she lives in Glasgow.
A C Clarke continues to win an exceptional number of prizes. She has recently been awarded 1st prize in the Second Light competition, long poem category, 2nd prize in the Fred Downie competition, and a commendation in the McLellan poetry competition.
January saw three new books from Oversteps: The Book I Never Wrote by Ross Cogan, Fr Meslier’s Confession by A C Clarke, and Telling the Bees by Ann Kelley. All three of these poets have been published by Oversteps before, and have proved popular.
A C Clarke continues to win an impressive number of prizes. Most recently she has won the Stirling Council OfftheStanza competition, with her winning poem then being chosen as poem of the month on the Stirling council website; she was awarded third prize in the Ilkley Fetival Poetry Competition; and was commended in the Poetry on the Lake formal class for the second year running. Her pamphlet on the Anatomy Museum in Glasgow, ‘A Natural Curiosity’, will be launched at the museum on 22nd November.
A C Clarke (Messages of Change) has won this year’s Grey Hen competition. She has also recently had poems published in Glasgow’s literary magazine Gutter 4, Fras 14, Aberdeen University’s Causeway and in Quantum Leap 54.
A new book by A C Clarke will be published by Oversteps before Christmas.
A C Clarke has been highly commended in the Sonnet or Not competition and her poem published in The Cannon’s Mouth. She was also commended in the Ver poets competition, John Cotton’s Ten-Liners. A sequence of four of her poems appear in the latest issue of Acumen and four more will be published in the Glasgow-based magazine, Gutter.
Oz Hardwick has a poem included in the forthcoming Indigo Dreams anthology, Soul Feathers, in which a number of well-known poets have contributed poems in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. He will be in illustrious company, as the other poets include Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Bob Dylan, Benjamin Zephaniah, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Olds and Maya Angelou. Price £11.