The Heart's Necessities: A Life in Poetry
Jane Tyson Clement, introduction by Becca Stevens, edited by Veery Huleatt


Paperback | Jun 2019 | Plough | 9780874860818 | 160pp | 203x178mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$27.99, NZD$34.99

Years after her death, a poet’s life and work speak across the generations, inspiring new music and more intentional living.

What are the heart’s necessities? It’s a question Jane Tyson Clement asked herself over and over, both in her poetry and in the way she lived. The things that make life worth living she found in joy and grief, love and longing, and, most importantly, something to believe in. Her observation of the seasons of the soul and of the natural world have made her poems beloved to many readers. 

Clement’s poetry has gained new life — and a new audience — as lyrics in the songs of this pioneering musician of another century.