by George J. Dance

Polly Clark

Polly Clark. Courtesy Snipview.

Polly Clark (born 1968) is a Canadian-born English poet.[1]


Clark was born in Toronto, Canada, and raised in Lancashire, Cumbria, and the Borders of Scotland. She has worked at several careers, including zoo-keeping at Edinburgh Zoo, teaching English in Hungary, and publishing at Oxford University Press.[2]

Her poems have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4, and widely published in journals including the London Review of Books, Poetry Review, The Independent, and The Financial Times.[3]


Clark won an Eric Gregory Award in 1997.[2]

Her debut collection, Kiss (2000) was a Poetry Book Society recommendation.[2]

Her 2nd collection, Take Me With You (2005), was a Poetry Book Society Choice, and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.[2]


  • Singularities (by Polly Clark, Tim Kendall, & Graham Nelson). Oxford, UK: Hubble Press, 1997.
  • Kiss. Tarset, UK: Bloodaxe, 2000.
  • Take Me With You. Tarset, Northumberland, UK: Bloodaxe, 2005.
  • Farewell, My Lovely. Tarset, Northumberland, UK: Bloodaxe, 2009.

Except where noted bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. Polly Clark (Canada, 1968), Poetry International Rotterdam. Web, Dec. 28, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Polly Clark (b.1968), The Poetry Archive. Web, Dec. 28, 2013.
  3. About, Polly Clark. Web, Dec. 28, 2013.
  4. Search results = au:Polly Clark, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Dec. 28, 2013.

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