Canyonesque by Tom Clark
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On Tom Clark's Poetry:
"Clark's exactitudes of diction generate and inform the imagination... finally it is only poetry that is capable of saving such extensive cultural memory from the vortex of history."
"A writer known and loved for his enthusiasm, curiosity, purity of scope of imagination, and an amazing ability to blend humor and cosmic concerns."
"The place he writes from, of void/non-void overlap, is a pure arena for the imagination to play in; and Clark is likewise pure: austere, bleak, exalted too... shimmering as ever."
"[Clark] really flows and gambles and plays it loose. I like his guts... He's the raw gnawing end of the moon."
— Charles Bukowski
"Tom Clark has been one of American poetry's most consistent and constant chroniclers of our long sleepwalk to parts unknown."
— Joel Lewis
"He is one of our original modern troubadours, and he deserves to be read."
"Tom Clark's poems seize the heart. They make it stop, for a second or two. They make you think twice about reading anything carelessly, ever again."
Tom Clark was born in Chicago in 1941 and educated at the University of Michigan, Cambridge University and the University of Essex. He has worked variously as an editor (The Paris Review), critic (Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle) and biographer (lives of Damon Runyon, Jack Kerouac, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Edward Dorn), has published novels (Who is Sylvia?, The Exile of Céline, The Spell), memoirs (Jim Carroll, Late Returns: A Memoir of Ted Berrigan) and essays (The Poetry Beat, Problems of Thought: Paradoxical Essays). His many collections of poetry have included Stones, Air, At Malibu, John's Heart, When Things Get Tough on Easy Street, Paradise Resisted, Disordered Ideas, Fractured Karma, Sleepwalker's Fate, Junkets on a Sad Planet: Scenes from the Life of John Keats, Like Real People, Empire of Skin, Light and Shade, The New World, Something in the Air, Feeling for the Ground and At the Fair. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and partner of forty-three years, Angelica Heinegg.
· Paperback: 100 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 978-1-60964-071-2
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