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 has published fourteen books for adults, and several for children as writer, translator or editor. Ice, published by Carcanet in 2012, was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize in the same year 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 poetry project in 2014, and her most recent collection, Zoology, was published by Carcanet in 2017.