"Urgent and deeply moving, Guinevere's poetry is written with powerful narrative and imagery that sparkles. This is poetry that not only needs to be read, but demands you sit up and listen." Natalie Ann Holborow.
Welcome to Guinevere's poetry HQ, sharing publication and project updates and poems - past, present and future!
Guinevere Clark's first poetry collection, Fresh Fruit & Screams is published by Bluechrome Press (2006). More recently she's been featured in: Minerva Rising (2018), The A3 Review (2019), Black Bough Poetry (2019), The Atlanta Reveiw (2020), Magma (2020), nawr Magazine (2020), Blackbox Manifold (2021) and Culture Matters (2022). She was in the final 10 of Ambit's International Poetry Competition (2020)and received Shortlisted and Highly Commended awards in The Hammond House International Literary Prize (2022) with two poems. The Poetry Wales Award (2022) with judge Gwyneth Lewis shortlisted her poem 'First Steps in Fishguard' and hot off the press to much expletive celebration, one of Guinevere's ambitious chapbooks has been shortlisted by the Poetry London Pamphlet Competition (2023). Guinevere has been nominated three times for The Pushcart Poetry Prize 2019-2021. Her goal is to publish a second full collection under the wing of the right publishing house by 2024.
Guinevere studied Creative Writing, Physical Theatre & Live Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University, graduating with a First Class B.A.Degree in Creative Arts (2001). She has a M.A.Degree in Creative Writing (2011), University of Wales Trinity St David and a Creative Writing PhD from Swansea University, where she produced a trio of chapbook sized collections. Her thesis is 'The Egg in the Triangle: Poetics of Motherhood, Sexuality and Place' which explores her interest in liminal space, gender and the social and physical maternal body.
Arts Care Charity (2023) - offering creative writing workshops to the Ukranian community in Pembrokeshire's HaverHub in collaboration with PAVS.
Writer's Development Programme (2022-2023) - leading a 9-month Books Council of Wales and MIND Cymru project for the BAME mental health support organisation -'BMHS'- inspiring and supporting participants to create poetry, novels, blogs, short stories and hybrid writing into publication.
Taliesin Community (2022-2023) - leading a series of poetry and short story creative writing workshops at The Taliesin Arts Centre.
Scandal '63 Revisited (2023) - forming new comissioned poetry for a symposium on the evolving Dear Christine gallery arts project covering the sexual politics surroundng the life of Christine Keeler and the 'Profumo Affair' narrative.
Creative Writing Symposium for Nurses: Writing the Pandemic (2022) - delivering creative writing workshops to a cohort of participant nurses exploring their clinical and personal experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic, with Professor Owen Sheers and Molly Case.
Mother's Ruin (2022-2023) - poetry included in the feminist gallery exhibition exploring destitution and motherhood, with her work being translated into German for the international leg of the show.
Dad's Ammonite's (2021) - a film Poem Creative Fusion Lockdown Project with musician Stefanos Andreas.
Jaipur Festival (2020) - reading at the British Library event via Swansea University's Cultural Institute.
Dear Christine (2019) - touring feminist gallery exhibition, writing on the life and themes around 1960's icon, Christine Keeler, reading at London's ARTHOUSE1 and Swansea's Elysium gallery.
Poetry Wales (2019) - Spells & Sanctums Poetry Reading.
Fusion Project (2019) - Poetry workshops at The Dylan Thomas Centre and Taliesin Arts Centre, run through Swansea County Council.
Swansea Coast: My One and All project (2016), working alongside Professor Owen Sheers, tutoring, writing and performing on the theme of the Gower and the Swansea city-coast relationship in a National Trust and Swansea University Cultural Institute project.
Give me Wings & The Friday Project (2012-2014) - delivering creative writing workshops for women with dance, art and music, run through the Arts Care Charity.
Currently, Guinevere is submittting chapbook and full-sized poetry collections to publishers. If you are interested in publishing her poetry, readings, inviting her to judge, creative collaborations or seeing more poetry samples, please contact Guinevere
Guinevere's other passion is belly dance, which she has been practicing and teaching for over 20 years. In 2011, she launched The Belly Dancer's Treasure Pack, an illustrated guidance book and empowering card set that she wrote, co-produced and self published, with marketing support from The Bellydance Superstars. Her writing and work on belly dance has been included in Dancing in the UK, Nafoura and Take it Easy magazines, and on BBC Radio Wales, Radio Pembrokeshire and Radio Ceredigion. You can find out more on her dance classes and retreats here www.baubo.co.uk