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.