John Wedgwood Clarke

Name: John Wedgwood Clarke

Specialism: Creative Writer

UK: Scarborough

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John Wedgwood Clarke is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Hull. He trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and holds a D.Phil. from the University of York. In 2012/13 he was Leverhulme Poet in Residence at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Sciences at the University of Hull. He set up the Cultural Olympiad project Sea Swim, and regularly works with curators, scientists and other artists on public art projects. He is currently working on an Arts Council-funded writing project about rubbish. His first full collection Ghost Pot (2013) was described as ‘a masterpiece that rewards continual rereading’ by Bernard O’Donoghue and has been selected by New Writing North for Read Regional 2015. Recent poems have appeared in PN Review, Poetry Review, POEM, The New Statesman, Oxford Poetry, Best British Poetry 2012 and Poetry Wales. John is also UK & Ireland Editor for Arc Publications.

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