Cliff Yates

Cliff Yates was born in Birmingham in 1952. He won both the Aldeburgh first collection prize and the Poetry Business book & pamphlet competition for Henry’s Clock (Smith/Doorstop). During his time as Poetry Society poet-in- residence he wrote Jumpstart Poetry in the Secondary School. He teaches at Maharishi School, where his students are renowned for winning poetry competitions, and runs courses and workshops in Britain and abroad. He received a 2003 Arts Council England Writer’s Award.