About the Author:
Tom Clark has served as poetry editor of The Paris Review and as a poetry critic for the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle. He is a widely published poet who has also released a number of critical biographies, including lives of baseball great Mark Fidrych and writers Jack Kerouac and Charles Olson. He lives in Berkeley.
Some of Clark’s previous books include The World of Damond Runyon (biography, Harper & Row), Jack Kerouac (biography, Harcourt Brace and Jovanovich), Who is Sylvia? (Blue Wind Press), and The Exile of Celine (Random House).