Heather Clark is the author of two award-winning books on twentieth-century poetry: The Ulster Renaissance: Poetry in Belfast 1962-1972 and The Grief of Influence: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, both published by Oxford University Press. She received a 2017-18 NEH Public Scholar Fellowship for her work on Plath, and has been a Biography Fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography, CUNY.