Polly Clark was born in Toronto, Canada and brought up in Lancashire, Cumbria and the Borders of Scotland. She is a writer and poet has three collections of poetry published to date.
Since 2009 Polly has produced the Literature Programme for Cove Park, Scotland’s International Artist Residency Centre where she manages a range of writers and events. Projects include Poet to Poet translations exchanges with China and Israel and Freeing the Poet’s Voice, a unique voice master class for poets led by Hollywood voice coach Kristin Linklater. She also devised and still leads the Fielding Programme for new writers at Cove Park, which comprises a range of retreats and mentored residencies. She is also a judge for the Eric Gregory Awards.