Gillian Clarke

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Date of Birth June 8, 1937
Place of Birth Wales
Age 83 years old
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Gillian Clarke is a Welsh poet and playwright, who also edits, broadcasts, lectures, and translates from Welsh into English. She co-founded Tŷ Newydd, a writers' centre in North Wales.

About Gillian Clarke

Welsh poet, author, broadcaster, editor, and translator who received the title of National Poet of Wales in 2008. Her poetry collections include Owain Glyndwr, The Sundial, and A Recipe for Water.

Before Fame

She attended Cardiff University. She published her debut poetry collection, Snow on the Mountain, in 1971.


She grew up in Wales as an English speaker and learned the Welsh language in her early adulthood.

Family Life

She was married in Cardiff, Wales, and she gave birth to two sons and a daughter.


She and British poet Carol Duffy both served as team members with the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) Poetry Live educational program.

Information related to Gillian Clarke

  • Anglo-Welsh poetry - Anglo-Welsh literature and Welsh writing in English are terms used to describe works written in the English language by Welsh writers. It has been recognised as a distinctive entity only since the 20th century.
  • Academics of the University of Glamorgan
  • Anglo-Welsh women poets
  • 21st-century Welsh poets
  • 21st-century Welsh writers
  • Bards of the Gorsedd
  • Alumni of Cardiff University
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Latest information about Gillian Clarke updated on January 20, 2021.

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