John Irving Clarke’s poetry workshops begin with the primacy of rhythm, they explore the magical possibilities of metaphor and they emphasise the pleasure to be gained from making meaning with words. John’s workshops involve playing with words and having fun.
As well as appearing in magazines, Scribble and Yorkshire Ridings, his short stories have been short-listed in the Writers’ and Artists’ Short Story competition 2015 and Magic Oxygen competition 2016. His novel, Who the Hell is Ricky Bell, a tale of redemptive love, was published to critical acclaim in 2014.
John lives in Wakefield with his wife where they plot visits to see their son in Michigan.