Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales 2008-2016, President of Tŷ Newydd, the Welsh Writers Centre.
In 2010 she was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.
Her Selected Poems was published by Picador in 2016, and Zoology by Carcanet in 2017.
Her version of the 7th century Welsh poem, Y Gododdin, appears from Faber in 2020.
She lives on a smallholding in Ceredigion, where six acres have just been planted with trees, inspiration for new poems, and a woodland journal.