A. C. Clarke is a poet and translator with a background in teaching and university administration. She has been widely published in magazines and anthologies but did not concentrate on her writing until retirement in 2002, when she also moved to Scotland. Her first full collection, Breathing Each Other In, was published by Blinking Eye Press in 2005; she now has three pamphlet and five full length collections.
Clarke has won a number of prizes, including Off the Stanza in 2011 and Second Light in 2012. Her second pamphlet, A Natural Curiosity, published by New Voices Press in 2011, was shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald award.
Clarke is an active member of Scottish PEN, and has used her interest in translation to work with refugee poets.