A Handbook for the Afterlife was a winner of the Templar Portfolio Pamphlet Awards and shortlisted in the 2016 Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets.
Polly Clark was born in Canada and lives on the West Coast of Scotland. Her previous three collections of poetry are Kiss (2000), a PBS Recommendation; Take Me With You (2005), a PBS Choice and shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and Farewell My Lovely (2009).
Polly Clark lives in Helensburgh, just round the corner from where W.H. Auden wrote The Orators. She is writing a novel, Larchfield, based on the poet’s life in the town.