All the Way Home


Jane Clarke’s powerfully moving poems respond to the Auerbach family archive of World War I letters and photographs represented by the Mary Evans Picture Library. The sequence imagines the emotional landscape of war for a brother at the Front and his sister at home. These quietly lucid and subtle poems tell one story amongst many. Combining poetry and photographs, this moving book explores the experience and impact of war, creating both a memorial and a testimony to lives lost and maimed.


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Jane Clarke’s first collection, The River, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015, and 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 and Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin and an MPhil in Writing from the University of South Wales. Jane lives in Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow and works as a group facilitator and creative writing tutor.