About the author

C.M. Clark: C.M. Clark’s poetry has appeared nationally in Metonym Literary Journal, The Lindenwood Review, Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry & Prose, Painted Bride Quarterly and Gulf Stream magazine, as well as the 10th Anniversary Tigertail Anthology of South Florida writers (Fall 2013). New work will soon be appearing in the upcoming edition of Travellin’ Mama. Previously, Clark participated in programs featuring contemporary American poets at the Miami Book Fair International. She also served as inaugural Poet-in-Residence at the Deering Estate’s Artists Village in Miami, resulting in the collection, Charles Deering Forecasts the Weather & Other Poems (Solution Hole Press, 2012). Prior collections include The Blue Hour (Three Stars Press, 2007), and the artbook Pillowtalk, with painter Georges LeBar. Clark has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Miami, and teaches writing and literature at Miami Dade College.

Slippery Slope

They fall oblique. The head’s pin tufts bobbing. They fall rough. Could be buffalo scruff, this duck baby down. They are alien meat. Perpendicular the wing joints conniving in emerald or aqua, splaying a murky diet of mindless plankton, algae sunbathing upstream. This is where water takes shape, the creaturely…

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You Can’t Emerge at 60

There’s one thing for certain. You can’t be an emerging writer at 60. The math is just wrong. And a continuing allegiance to the worship of all things young will not allow any alternative number crunching. Not much has changed in the literary world since the new stars of Modernism…

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Skanda-Noir in the Sub-Tropics

Harry Hole is my kind of protagonist. Along with his Northlander cousins Kurt Wallender, Inspector Erlendur, and my flavor-of-the-month, Erik Winter, Harry fuses the come-hither blend of detective genius and lonesome hero that elevates the quotidian “police procedural” to something more. Something else again beyond the throwaway sobriquets of “crime…

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