• Wednesday , 4 October 2023

Photograph Alan Fleming

John Wedgwood Clarke in York

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In Between

York’s secret history lies in its snickets, passageways, courts and yards – all of those in-between, out of the way routes: walk them and you inhabit history.

In a newly-commissioned sequence of site-specific poems for York Curiouser, John Wedgwood Clarke explores the hidden way people have shaped and been shaped by these transitional places. To read the poems is to haunt these hidden ways and to be haunted by them; to fill yourself with the breath and spirit of an extraordinary city.

Explore these alleyways, yards and snickets to find John’s poems in the most unexpected places during York Curiouser.


Dr John Wedgwood Clarke is Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Hull

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