John Clare Society website

to promote a wider and deeper knowledge of the poet, John Clare

Contact Us

Sue Holgate –

Hon Secretary
Karen Lakey –

Membership Secretary
Karen Lakey –

Hon Treasurer and Sales Officer
David Smith –

Publicity Officer and Events Organiser
Ann Marshall – 07815 640033 or

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. The membership form, and Gift Aid Declaration (if appropriate) can be downloaded here.

Follow this link to see the present list of Officers of the Society and Committee Members.

The John Clare Society of North America (

The JCSNA is a not-for-profit association to promote the study of the works and life of John Clare and collaborates with the existing John Clare Society. 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