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.
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.
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"
Thanks so much for your comment on middle of the night.
Philip, thank for your very kind comment on "Another". I'm pleased you liked it!
Hi Philip, I really appreciate your thoughts on sliding windows, thanks for taking the time to share them with me. fos
A great list of books. Fit for a long season in a quiet place.
thank you so very much for your kind words Philip