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Kevin Clark
Kevin Clark

UTSA and Gemini Ink host reading by Kevin Clark

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Nov. 2, 2005)--Poet and literary critic Kevin Clark will read from his works at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4 in the John Peace Library Building Assembly Room (4.03.08) at the UTSA 1604 Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The reading is a collaboration of UTSA and Gemini Ink, as "First Friday @ Gemini Ink" travels to UTSA. Free parking will be available in lot 4 east of the Business Building.

Clark is the author of "The Evening of No Warning" (New Issues, 2002) and three chapbooks. He writes regularly for The Georgia Review and has published poems in numerous journals including The Antioch Review, Black Warrior Review, Gulf Coast, and College English. He teaches poetry and American literature at California Polytechnic, where he was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Clark earned an M.A. in creative writing and a Ph.D. in literature at the University of California, Davis. He received the Cal Poly Distinguished Teaching Award, where he teaches poetry and modern and contemporary American literature. His collection, "In the Evening of No Warning," was chosen by the Academy of American Poets for a publisher's grant from the Greenwall Fund.

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). His criticism has appeared in The Iowa Review, Papers on Language and Literature, The Southern Review and Contemporary Literary Criticism.

Clark will teach a workshop, "Writing the Erotic Poem," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 at Gemini Ink, 513 S. Presa St. The class is $85 for Gemini Ink members and $95 for non-members; participants can earn six CPE credits in language arts, all levels. (It's not too late to register!)

Gemini Ink is a San Antonio nonprofit organization that works in diverse community settings such as schools, universities, community centers and health care facilities to provide public readings, writing classes and workshops, mentoring programs and readers theater to spotlight the poetry, essays and stories of internationally respected writers.

For more information, contact Lynn Gosnell, Gemini Ink communications director, at (210) 734-9673.

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