Clive Wilmer

Clive Wilmer (born 10 February 1945) is a British poet, who has published eight volumes of poetry. Wilmer was born in Harrogate, Yorkshire and attended Emanuel School and King's College, Cambridge. Wilmer argues that religion is fundamental to what he writes, yet he does not associate himself with a parochial view of the spiritual. He is the brother of writer and photographer Val Wilmer.

He is currently resident in Cambridge, where he is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, a Bye-Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. He is also an Honorary Fellow and a Research Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University.

Clive Wilmer was the prime mover of the Ezra Pound centenary exhibition Pound's Artists: Ezra Pound and the Visual Arts in London, Paris and Italy, held at Kettle's Yard and the Tate Gallery in 1985. From 1986 to 1990 he was one of the four founding editors of the magazine Numbers.

He is an enthusiastic advocate for the work of the Victorian critic, thinker and social reformer John Ruskin . Since 2004, he has been a director of the Guild of St George, the charity founded by Ruskin, and became Master of the Guild in 2009.

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