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Dr Edward Clarke

Ordinary Fellow


Department for Continuing Education

Dr Edward Clarke teaches English literature and art history at various colleges and the Department for Continuing Education, Oxford University. He is the author of two books of literary criticism, The Later Affluence of W. B. Yeats and Wallace Stevens (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and The Vagabond Spirit of Poetry (Iff Books, 2014), and he has edited a selection of poems by Henry Vaughan and George Herbert, Divine Themes and Celestial Praise (SLG Press, 2023). His new book, The Secret Mind of Art (Angelico Press, 2023), explores the mysteries of western art and architecture. Edward’s collection of poems, A Book of Psalms, was published by Paraclete Press in 2020. ‘Clarke’s Psalter’, the documentary he presented about writing these poems, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. His latest collection of poems is called Cherubims (Kelsay Books, 2022) and a selection of his poems, The Voice inside Our Home, was published by SLG Press in 2022.