Kevin Clark

Kevin Clark’s Self-Portrait with Expletives (Louisiana State University Press, 2010) won the Pleiades Press Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize; his 2016 chapbook The Wantingwon the Five Oaks Press contest. Clark’s poems have appeared in many venues, including AntiochReview, Prairie Schooner, and Ploughshares. A regular critic for The Georgia Review, he has published essays about poetry in magazines such as the Iowa Review, the Southern Review, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. Clark lives with his family in San Luis Obispo, California, and is on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop.

Georgia Review Archive for Kevin Clark

Access, Metaphor, and the Challenge of Meaning (on George Bilgere’s Blood Pages; Jorie Graham’s Fast; Marie Howe’s Magdalene; and Adrian Matejka’s Map to the Stars)

Displaced Familiarity: Voice, Then Meaning, in Contemporary Poetry (on Kathryn Nuernberger’s The End of Pink; Joshua Bennett’s The Sobbing School; James McMichael’s If You Can Tell; and Larry Levis’ The Darkening Trapeze: Last Poems)

The Vigil of Astonishment (on The Mercy Seat: Collected and New Poems, 1967-2001 by Norman Dubie)

Poetic Modernism and the Oceanic Divide (on New British Poetry, edited by Don Paterson and Charles Simic

on Break, Blow, Burn by Camille Paglia

The Bedspread at Echo Lake & “Le Secret”

“Even Sincerity”: On the Viability of the Self in Contemporary Poetry (on One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America by Dan Chiasson; Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked Poems by Joy Katz and Kevin Prufer; and American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics by Claudia Rankine and Lisa Sewell)

How Well We Know So Little: The Sequence in Post-Postmodern Poetry (on Katie Ford’s Colosseum; Christopher Buckley’s Modern History: Prose Poems 1987–2007; and Rita Dove’s Sonata Mulattica)

All Possible Worlds (on Josie Sigler’s Living Must Bury; Harmony Holiday’s Negro League Baseball; David Clewell’s Taken Somehow by Surprise; Kathleen Graber’s The Eternal City; and Maxine Scates’s Undone)

Canonicity and the New (on Lisa Lewis’ Burned House with Swimming Pool; David Wojahn’s World Tree; Susan Wood’s The Book of Ten; and Yusef Komunyakaa’s The Chameleon Couch)

To Make It New (on Barbara Hamby’s On the Street of Divine Love: New and Selected Poems; Charlie Smith’s Jump Soul: New and Selected Poems; & B. H. Fairchild’s The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems)

The Wild Unsayable: Magic, Mystery, and Ambiguity in Contemporary Poetry (on Mark Doty’s Deep Lane; Alberto Ríos’ A Small Story About the Sky; Jill Bialosky’s The Players; and Joanna Klink’s Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy)