Jo Clement was born in Darlington in 1986. She received a Northern Writers’ Award in 2012. She is Editor of Butcher’s Dog poetry magazine, and founded the imprint Wagtail with support from the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC). In 2021 Butcher’s Dog published Wagtail: The Roma Women’s Poetry Anthology, edited by her. Her poems have been shortlisted for the Bridport, Melita Hume and Troubadour International prizes, and she has written for The Travellers’ Times, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Your Local Arena. She was awarded an inaugural AHRC Northern Bridge scholarship for her PhD in Creative Writing from Newcastle University. She is a Creative Writing Lecturer at Northumbria University, and lives in North Shields.
Her first book-length collection, Outlandish, is published by Bloodaxe Books in 2022, drawing on new work as well as poems from her debut pamphlet Moveable Type (New Writing North, 2020), and from a collaborative walking and writing book, also titled Outlandish, co-authored with Damian Le Bas with drawings by W. John Hewitt, which was commissioned by New Writing North for the 2019 Durham Book Festival.
Author photo: Kev Howard
Books by Jo Clement