Gillian Clarke was the National Poet of Wales between 2008 and 2016. In 2010, she was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, and the Wilfred Owen Award in 2012. She’s published fourteen books for adults, and several for children as writer, translator or editor. Ice, published by Carcanet, was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize in 2012 and her new Selected Poems was published by Picador in 2016. She was Poet in Residence at the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge for Thresholds in 2014, and her newest collection, Zoology, was published in 2017.