Philip F. Clark


Location Bronx, NY
Occupation Writer; artist.
Website http://philipfclark.wordpress.com
IM (Yahoo) pfc43

Books by Philip F. Clark
  • by Bryan Borland
    Sibling Rivalry Press, 2010.

  • by Bryan Borland
    Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011.

  • by Jameson Currier
    Chelsea Station Editions, 2013.
  • About Me

    Philip F. Clark is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in English at City College (CUNY), where he received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing in 2016. His poems have been published in Assaracus Journal, The Good Men Project, The Conversant, LyreLyre, The HIV Here and Now Project, 'Transitions,' and "Between: New Gay Poetry", published by Chelsea Station Editions. He wrote the Introduction to "My Life As Adam: Poems", by Bryan Borland, published by Sibling Rivalry Press. He was invited in 2013 by Central Arkansas University to be a guest poet at the AIDS Memorial Reading, sponsored by Sibling Rivalry Press. His poetry reviews and interviews appear in Lambda Literary and The Conversant. He is also the author and editor of The Poet's Grin, an online blog which presents interviews, reviews and the work of emerging and established poets. His first volume of poetry,"The Carnival of Affection", will be published by Sibling Rivalry Press in Fall 2017. He is currently working on a chapbook "Beggar's Welcome," and a second volume of poetry called, "The Cadaver Dogs." A native New Yorker, he lives in the Bronx.

    Why do you write?

    I'm trying to express a wide world in a short space.

    Literature and art have always been a part of my life, and so they have been milk as well as blood. In my writing, as in my artwork, I try to explore ideas around the creation of the self as a constantly evolving sexual, moral, and emotional aspect of consciousness. The fragmentation, juxtaposition of experience, and the structural aspects of collage are evident in many of my works, both visual and written. The body and its mysteries continue to be a catalyst for many of my works.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    David Plante: "The Francoeur Trilogy"; "The Accident"
    Herman Hesse: "Narcissus and Goldmund"
    Colm Toibin: "The Blackwater Starship"
    Dorothy Baker: "Cassandra at the Wedding"
    Elizabeth Bishop: "The Complete Poems"
    Leon Edel: "Henry James: A Life" (five volumes)
    Christopher Isherwood: "A Single Man"
    Gustave Flaubert: "Trois Contes Simples"
    Edith Wharton: "House of Mirth"
    Marie Howe: "What The Living Do"
    Heather McHugh: "Hinge & Sign"
    John Fowles: "The Aristos"
    Michael Dickman: "The End of the West"; "50 American Plays (Poems)"
    Patrick Donnelly: "The Charge"
    The Chicago Manual of Style
    The Portable Dorothy Parker
    Dylan Thomas: "Under Milk Wood"
    Marguerite Yourcenar: "Memoirs of Hadrian"; "Alexis"
    E.M. Forster: "Maurice"

    Philip F. Clark's Wall

    Tim Young – Jan 04, 2015

    Philip,
    Thanks so much for your comment on middle of the night.
    So pleased.

    Carol Reid – Dec 07, 2013

    Philip, thank for your very kind comment on "Another". I'm pleased you liked it!

    Foster Trecost – Aug 31, 2013

    Hi Philip, I really appreciate your thoughts on sliding windows, thanks for taking the time to share them with me. fos

    James Lloyd Davis – Feb 20, 2013

    A great list of books. Fit for a long season in a quiet place.

    W.R. Smith – Aug 30, 2012

    thank you so very much for your kind words Philip

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