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Clayton Adam Clark joined by Derek Palacio
March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clayton Adam Clark is in from out of town for a special engagement, joined by local poet Derek Palacio.
Clayton Adam Clark lives in Saint Louis, his hometown, where he works as a public health research scientist and volunteers for River Styx magazine. His debut poetry collection, A Finitude of Skin, won the 2017 Moon City Poetry Award and was published by Moon City Press in November 2018. He is a recipient of an Artist Support Grant from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, and his poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Daily, Shenandoah, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. He earned the MFA in creative writing at Ohio State University and is studying clinical mental health counseling at University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Derek Palacio received his MFA from the Ohio State University. He is the author of The Mortifications (2016), How to Shake the Other Man (2013), and “Sugarcane” (a short story which appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013). His work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Witness, Story Quarterly, The New Yorker online, and elsewhere. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Black Mountain Institute, Ragdale, CubaOne, and the National Park Service.