Jane Clarke’s first collection, The River (Bloodaxe Books, 2015) was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize. She also won the 2016 Hennessy Literary Award for Emerging Poetry and the inaugural Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year Award 2016. She holds a BA in English & Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin and an MPhil in Writing from the University of South Wales. Jane works as a creative writing tutor and group facilitator. She lives with her wife in Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow.