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Author: Clemens Starck

Clemens Starck was born in 1937. A Princeton dropout and former merchant seaman, he has supported his literary and intellectual interests for more than fifty years by working with his hands, mainly as a carpenter and construction foreman. He is the author of six books of poetry, including STUDYING RUSSIAN ON COMPANY TIME, OLD DOGS, NEW TRICKS, and CATHEDRALS & PARKING LOTS: COLLECTED POEMS, and has performed his poems widely throughout the West. In 1998, Starck was the Witter Bynner Fellow at Willamette University and received both the Wiliam Stafford Memorial Poetry Award and the Oregon Book Award in Poetry for his collection, Journeyman's Wages (Story Line Press, 1995). A widower, he has three grown children and lives on forty-some acres in the foothills of the Coast Range in western Oregon.

Cathedrals & Parking Lots: Collected Poems
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Cathedrals & Parking Lots: Collected Poems

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Poetry. In his early twenties, Clemens Starck dropped out of Princeton and decided to take responsibility for his own education—to read deeply, travel widely, and write poems with the precision and plainspoken-ness of the Chinese masters. Over the d...

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Cathedrals & Parking Lots: Collected Poems
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Cathedrals & Parking Lots: Collected Poems

Empty Bowl

Poetry. In his early twenties, Clemens Starck dropped out of Princeton and decided to take responsibility for his own education—to read deeply, travel widely, and write poems with the precision and plainspoken-ness of the Chinese masters. Over the d...

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Old Dogs, New Tricks
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Old Dogs, New Tricks

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Poetry. "Poetry presents the thing in order to convey the feeling. It should be precise about the thing and reticent about the feeling, for as soon as the mind responds and connects with the thing the feeling shows in the words; this is how poetry e...

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STUDYING RUSSIAN ON COMPANY TIME
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STUDYING RUSSIAN ON COMPANY TIME

Silverfish Review Press

Poetry. Between his poems, Clemens Starck reflects upon the act of language: Trying to grasp another language is tantalizing. It requires considerable guesswork, becoming itself an act of imagination. The museum described in the next poem is a ficti...

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Studying Russian on Company Time, Second Edition
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Studying Russian on Company Time, Second Edition

Silverfish Review Press

Poetry. Travel. In this unusual book, Oregon poet and carpenter Clemens Starck recounts in verse and in prose his involvement with Russia and the Russian language. "What began as a joke," writes Starck in the prologue, "soon turned into an obsession...

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