Gillian Clarke

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Gillian Clarke (born 8 June, 1937), is a Welsh poet, playwright, editor, broadcaster, lecturer and translator.


  • 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.
  • "Flood"

Quotes about Clarke[edit]

  • Listening to a Gillian Clarke poem is an intensely sensual experience, concrete as it is musical.
    • Times Literary Supplement

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