Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales 2008-2016, President of Tŷ Newydd, the Welsh Writers Centre. Awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2010, the Wilfred Owen Poetry Award 2012, Hay Festival Poetry Medal 2016. Picador published Selected Poems in 2016. Her latest collection is Zoology, 2017, published by Carcanet.
One reviewer of her poems commented that Gillian “has the metaphoric and metamorphic power to astonish us into viewing life differently….from the most intensely sensuous of writers.’
Another wrote, “how hard it is to write such poems, how easy to enjoy them.”
She has a daughter and two sons, and now lives with her architect husband on a smallholding in Ceredigion.
ALASTAIR LAURENCE, who is curating this series of talks at the Chapel, is a freelance documentary film maker who lives near Abergavenny.
Chapel bookshop and bar will be open all evening.