A C Clarke

A C ClarkeA C Clarke’s many awards include the Royal Literary Fund Mentoring Scheme (2005), the Petra Kenney Award (2005) and the Brownsbank International Poetry Competition ( 2007). In 2006 she was also short-listed for the Hamish Canham Award and commended in the National Poetry Competition.

‘A troubling woman’ is A C Clarke’s third Oversteps collection. She is an active member of Scottish PEN, was the Makar for the Federation of Writers (Scotland) for 2007-2008 and she lives in Glasgow.

Sample poems

Fr Meslier on his book
Margery’s vision

Oversteps publications

A troubling woman (2017)
Fr Meslier’s Confession
Messages of Change (2008)

Recent news

  • Robert Stein has been shortlisted in both the Winchester Poetry competition and the Bridport Prize.


    Mark Totterdell was highly commended in the Winchester Poetry competition, received special mention in the recent Sentinel Literary Quarterly poetry competition and won the Happenstance Press competition for blank verse.


    A C Clarke was shortlisted in the Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary competition, commended in the Poets meet Politics competition, won first prize in the Beyond Borders competition and first prize in the Second Light Long Poem competition.

    [30-Oct-19 ]

  • A C Clarke won 3rd prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly competition, November 2017

    [1-Mar-18 ]

  • A C Clarke was shortlisted for the formal class of Poetry on the Lake, and commended in the Segora competition

    [10-Nov-16 ]

  • A C Clarke was recently highly commended in the annual Sentinel competition

    [7-Nov-16 ]

  • A C Clarke was recently highly commended in the annual Sentinel competition.

    [25-Jul-16 ]