"...he understands passion for what it is, polymorphous, heartstrong and headdriven...to be ridden and ridden out and ridden again." -- William Olsen
"Clark is a deeply thoughtful poet whose narrative gift is always enhanced by a searching and restless consciousness" -- Sandra M. Gilbert
"Many of these poems are altogether sweet and perfect. This is a wonderful book." -- Norman Dubie
"What Clark allows us to see is how vulnerable we are to the unpredictable." -- Jacqueline Marcus
Kevin Clark earned both his M.A. in Creative Writing (1979) and his Ph.D. in Literature (1986) at UC Davis. He teaches poetry writing and modern and contemporary American literature at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. He has published three chapbooks: One of Us (Mille Grazie Press, 2000), Widow Under a New Moon (Owl Creek Press, 1990), and Granting the Wolf (State Street Press, 1984). Clark's poems have appeared in numerous magazines and collections, including The Antioch Review, The Georgia Review, College English, and The Black Warrior Review. He has won two Academy of American Poets awards and The Charles Angoff Award from The Literary Review. His critical articles have appeared in several journals and collections, among them The Iowa Review, Papers on Language and Literature, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. Recent essays have appeared in books about Charles Wright and Ruth Stone. Clark is also the book review editor for Solo, a poetry journal based in California.