Philip F. Clark's work has been published in Assaracus Journal, and Ganymede. He wrote the introduction to "My Life As Adam", by Bryan Borland, published by Sibling Rivalry Press. He is the author and editor of The Artpoint, an online blog which presents interviews and the work of emerging and established artists. Also an artist, his collages have been exhibited at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), and Climate Gallery in New York. With the artist Paul Pinkman, he has co-curated "Inside Out: New Portraits", and "Text Me! Word and Image in Visual Art" at the Watchung Arts Center, in New Jersey.
He is currently pursuing an M.F.A in Creative Writing at City College (CUNY). He is at work on a first volume of poetry, as well as a first work of fiction. Selections of his poems will be included in the forthcoming anthology, "People Are Starting To Talk", edited by Shane Allison, to be published by Rebel Sartori Press in 2013. A native New Yorker, he currently resides 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"
A great list of books. Fit for a long season in a quiet place.
thank you so very much for your kind words Philip