Held in the Panelled Room of The Master’s House, Ledbury
David Clarke was born in Lincolnshire and now lives in Gloucestershire. He works as a teacher and researcher. His poems have appeared in magazines including Magma, Tears in the Fence, Iota, Anon, Under the Radar and New Walk. His pamphlet, Gaud, was published by Flarestack Poets in 2012 and won the Michael Marks Pamphlet Prize. Arc (Nine Arches Press) is his first full collection of poems. He blogs at http://athingforpoetry.blogspot.co.uk/
You may not yet have heard of Tim Krcmarik (US) or David Clarke (UK), but to me their debut collections represent some of the most interesting poetry being written today. Furthermore, their books serve as fine examples of how poetry grapples with the problems of the information age, and each illustrates how tactics can differ on their respective sides of the Atlantic.
Written by Robert Peake.