John Clare was born in 1793 in Helpston in rural Northamptonshire. With his reputation having grown over the whole of the 20th Century, he is now regarded as one of the most important poets of the natural world. He wrote many poems, essays, journals and letters about love, corruption and politics, environmental and social change, poverty and folk life. A talented fiddler, he became, in effect, one of the first collectors of 'folk' tunes.
Anyone with an interest in John Clare is urged to join the Society. Help us to bring his work to a wider audience.
Print out the membership form and post it, along with the payment, to the address on the form.
Click here to download the membership form, and Gift Aid Declaration (if appropriate).
For those who are based in North America there is a not-for-profit association to promote the study of the works and life of John Clare.
THE JOHN CLARE SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA
The 'John Clare Society of North America' collaborates with the existing John Clare Society, and its members receive all publications of both Societies. This includes an annual newsletter from the North American branch, the three times a year newsletters from the UK Society, and the John Clare Society Journal produced in the UK and sent to members at the end of the subscription year in July.
Anyone wishing to join the North American Society should go to their website for details of the various subscription levels and how to pay via Paypal.
Dean James McKusick, UMKC Honors College 5115 Oak St, Rm 350 Kansas City MO 64112-2715 USA