Tag Archive for John I. Clarke

Just Go Where Your Consciences Take You

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JOHN I. CLARKE In the crowded dining hall, even with the big screen showing pop videos, Melanie’s assault on two fellow students caused something of a stir. It was afterwards in my office that the full extent of the provocation…

The Wakefield Poets

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«Poetry is a notoriously solitary business. In the popular imagination, poets are ensconced in draughty attics composing their great work, they very often seek inspiration in solitude and as often as not the resultant great work is read by people…

I Figli di Mondovì

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JOHN I. CLARKE These two boys who appear in the doorway of the Café Bertaina, scamper between tables like untrained pups before their sisters, older, wiser at eight and almost ten; they who let curls tumble to their shoulders and…

An Interview with John Irving Clarke

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SILVIA PIO talks to the British poet: Question: John I. Clarke, writer, poet, retired teacher. What else? Reading is intrinsic to all of the above. It is not possible to write poetry and not read what others have written and…

An Honourable Man

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JOHN I. CLARKE Footsore and weary, the Historic Tour of the City group completed their trip as Ed made his final pitch for big juicy tips. “Well here you are folks, back to the Minster. Keep safe and enjoy the…