Stephen Clarke is a writer and poet based in Maynooth, Ireland. Stephens work spans a variety of themes from the fragility of loss and abstractions of emotional thought processes. He recently graduated with a BA in History and English literature from Maynooth University. Following his degree,  Stephen began working on writing projects and had a pivotal role in the formation and development of Common Grounds Collective in late 2015. Stephen's style has been described as "Kavanagh meets Kerouac".

Recently, Stephen has performed and recited his works for audiences at the "Night of Notions" events run by Common Grounds both at Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas as well as in Whelans.