Gillian Clarke (born 8 June, 1937), is a Welsh poet, playwright, editor, broadcaster, lecturer and translator.
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- There is no such thing as a silent poem.
- BBC Radio 4 broadcast, July 2, 2000
- There is an extra loss for a Welsh poet writing in English, and that is, the longing for Welsh, the secret language.. of all the centuries of speech and song.
- Modern Women Poets (2005)
- If civilisation drowns
- the last colour to go
- will be gold.
Quotes about ClarkeEdit
- Listening to a Gillian Clarke poem is an intensely sensual experience, concrete as it is musical.
- Times Literary Supplement