Clive Watkins

Clive-Watkins-1Clive Watkins is a poet, translator, critic and editor. He was born in Sheffield, U.K., in 1945. His verse has appeared widely in the U.K. and the U.S.A. and was represented in the anthology Versions of the North: Contemporary Yorkshire Poetry (2013). As well as his Waywiser poetry collections, Watkins is the author of Little Blue Man, a chapbook published by Sea Biscuit Press in 2013. He has read at venues in the U.K. – amongst others, at Grasmere (for the Wordsworth Trust) and at Oxford University – and in the U.S.A. and Greece. He has written essays for various journals on subjects as diverse as Conrad Aiken, Wallace Stevens, Eugenio Montale, Edward Thomas, E. J. Scovell and Michael Longley. At his retirement he was the head teacher of a prominent high school whose origins go back to the Middle Ages. He lives in Yorkshire, England.