Kelly Writers House
Experimental poet and jazz musician Clark Coolidge has written more than forty books, including Sound as Thought, which was chosen for the New American Poetry Series, and the recent 88 Sonnets. As Jake Marmer put it, “Nothing can prepare you for the experience of reading Clark Coolidge’s poetry.” Coolidge has been connected to both the New York School and the Language movement and uses unique syntax, sound patterns, and poetic forms to generate new forms of meaning. His work takes on topics as diverse as caves, geology, bebop, weather, Salvador Dalí, Jack Kerouac, grunge, and new movies. Coolidge currently lives in Petaluma, California.