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Literary Northwest Series

A reading by Clem Starck & John Daniel

Friday, January 18, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project for Nature, Ideas, and the Written Word

Clemens Starck is a Princeton drop-out and a former merchant seaman. He has worked at many jobs, but mostly as a carpenter and construction foreman on the West Coast—San Francisco, British Columbia, and Oregon. His first book of poems, Journeyman’s Wages, received the 1996 Oregon Book Award as well as the William Stafford Memorial Poetry Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. His next two books—Studying Russian on Company Time (1999) and China Basin (2002)—were also finalists for the Oregon Book Award. Traveling Incognito, a letterpress chapbook from Wood Works in Seattle, appeared in 2004. A new book of poems, Rembrandt, Chainsaw, was published in the fall of 2011. He lives on forty-some acres in the country outside of Dallas, Oregon, in the mid-Willamette Valley.

Born in South Carolina and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., John Daniel has lived in the West since 1966. Daniel’s newest book, Of Earth: New and Selected Poems, was published in September 2012 by Lost Horse Press. This volume gathers work from his two previous collections, Common Ground (Confluence Press, 1988) and All Things Touched by Wind (Salmon Run Press, 1994), and puts them between covers with a generous selection of newer poems. Common Ground was an Oregon Book Award finalist in 1989. Daniel’s poems have appeared in Poetry, The Southern Review, North American Review, Sierra, Orion, Poetry of the American West, The Pushcart Prize VIII, and other magazines and anthologies. He lives with his wife, Marilyn Daniel, plus two cats, a dog, and usually a pack rat, in the Coast Range foothills west of Eugene, Oregon.  

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Felicia Phillips
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felicia.phillips at oregonstate.edu
School of Writing, Literature, and Film