Jane Clarke Launch Readings

Jane Clarke Launch Readings

Jane Clarke's debut collection The River was published by Bloodaxe in June 2015 to great acclaim.  Her second collection When the Tree Falls will be published by Bloodaxe in September 2019.  Jane Clarke’s lyrically eloquent poems bear witness to the rhythms of birth and death, celebration and mourning, endurance and regrowth.  An elegiac sequence, inspired by the loss of her father, moves gracefully through this second collection.
The book will be launched in Dublin on 26 September and in Co Wicklow on 27 September.  Jane will be on tour in the US in October 2019.  She'll be in the UK in November to read at the Woodstock Poetry Festival near Oxford and at Goldsmiths Writers' Centre in London.  Jane Clarke grew up on a farm in Co. Roscommon, but now lives in Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow.
Jane Clarke read and introduced her poem 'He stood at the top of the stairs' from When the Tree Falls on the Words Lightly Spoken podcast here

Friday 20 September 2019, 8pm, Music Under The Mountains Festival, Hollywood, Co. Wicklow
St. Kevins Church of Ireland, Hollywood, Ireland

Music Under The Mountains will open its 2019 programme with an intimate night of Poetry & Music featuring Jane Clarke (Poet), Cormac Breatnach (Flute & Whistles) & Eamon Sweeney (Guitar).

Tickets €22.20

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Thursday 26 September 2019, 6pm,  Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Dublin launch for Jane Clarke's second collection When the Tree Falls.  Introduced by Professor Nicholas Grene of Trinity College Dublin.
All welcome!
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Friday 27 September 2019, 7pm, Bridge Street Books, Wicklow
Bridge Street, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow, Ireland 
The Wicklow launch of When the Tree Falls.
More information here.

Dromineer Literary Festival, Saturday 5 October 2019, Dromineer, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Poetry Masterclass with Jane Clarke, 9.30am;  Jane Clarke Reading at Nenagh Arts Centre, 8pm
Jane Clarke will lead a poetry masterclass for adults at Lough Derg Yacht Club.  She will also be reading and discussing her poetry with Donal Ryan at Nenagh Arts Centre in the evening.
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Saturday 12 October 2019 at 8pm, Lifelines at Quaker Friends Meeting House, Monkstown, Dublin
Jane will read alongside Geraldine Mitchell and Katie Donovan with music from Eamon Sweeney and Cormac Breatnach at a fundraising event for Blackrock Hospice. This event will celebrate the poetry of the late Shirley McClure and will include a panel discussion about the role of creativity in health and illness.  Several poems about Shirley McLure are included in Jane Clarke's new collection When the Tree Falls.
USA TOUR:  26 October- 2 November 2019

Washington DC:  Solas Nua is hosting Jane's reading tour in the Washington DC region from 26-31 October. She will read at St. John's Church, Sunday 27 October at 10am, Catholic University, Wednesday 30 October at 3pm, the Irish Embassy, Wednesday 30 October at 6.30pm, Georgetown University, Thursday 31 October at 2pm and at Solas Nua, Thursday 31 October at 6.30pm. She will also have a radio interview with Grace Cavalieri, "The Poem & the Poet" on Monday 28 October and a public interview with Ron Charles (Washington Post) in the "Life of a Poet" Forum on Tuesday 29 October at 7pm.
More details will be posted on Solas Nua's website here.
Saturday 2 November, 3.30pm Poetryfest, Irish Arts Centre, New York
Jane will take part in the 2019 PoetryFest at the Irish Arts Centre, New York.  She will read alongside Michael Dickman. Other performers include Martina Evans, Stephen Sexton, Paul Muldoon, Kevin Young and Julie Morrissey.
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Woodstock Poetry Festival, Saturday 16 November 2019, 8.30 pm

The Woodstock Bookshop, 23 Oxford Street, Woodstock, Oxon  OX20 1TH

Jane Clarke will be over from Ireland to read from her newly-published second collection at the Woodstock Poetry Festival.  She'll be reading alongside Julia Copus.

Tickets £10

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Wednesday 20 November 2019, 5pm, Goldsmiths Writers' Centre, RHB 137, University of London, London

Poetry and autobiography: Jane Clarke and Anne-Marie Fyfe
More details here.
Thursday 21 November 2019, 7.30pm, Rathfarnham Castle
Jane will read at a special concert to mark the centenary year of the Irish Republic.  With music from Sonamus and others.

Saturday 23 November 2019, Irish Group Analysis Society
Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St. Dublin 2
Jane will speak about poetry and psychoanalysis with a reading from When the Tree Falls and All the Way Home, followed by a group discussion of this theme.
Friday 29 November, 7pm, Poetry by the Weir, Osta Café, Sligo, Ireland
Jane will read from When the Tree Falls, which includes elegies to her friend Shirley McClure.  Shirley's Sligo friends will read from Origami Doll, New and Collected Shirley McClure (Arlen House, 2019), edited by Jane Clarke.
Sunday 8th December, 3pm, Books Upstairs, 17 D'Olier Street, Dublin
Books Upstairs Sunday Session
Jane will read with Maureen Boyle and fellow Bloodaxe poet Katie Donovan on 8th December in the Books Upstairs.
Thursday 16 January 2020,  7pm, dlr Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire
Jane will read with Julie Morrissey and Grace Wilentz.
Thursday 20 February 2020, 6.30pm, Wexford Library, Co. Wexford
Jane will read from When the Tree Falls in Wexford Library.
Friday 21 February 2020, 2pm, Killagoley Training and Activation Centre Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Jane will give a reading from When the Tree Falls.
Jane Clarke reads from When the Tree Falls

Jane Clarke reads and introduces twelve poems from When the Tree Falls: ‘Copper Soles’, ‘you pull yourself up’, ‘Those days’, ‘The Polling Station’, ‘The Hurley-maker’, ‘The trouble’, ‘Hers’, ‘Map’, ‘I’ve got you’, ‘Cypress’, ‘Aftergrass’ and ‘Kelly’s Garden’. Neil Astley filmed her reading selections from her two Bloodaxe collections at her home in Glenmalure in April 2019.


[20 August 2019]

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