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“In his latest book,” the Oregon Statesman Journal writes, “Clemens Starck continues his quest, exploring memories, relationships, aging and love. For this small volume, he selects poems that lay foundations, raise questions, probe decision points, search for resolutions and clarifications, and ask further questions.”
Clemens Starck is a Princeton drop-out, a former merchant seaman and reporter on Wall Street. He has worked at many jobs around the country, but mostly as a union carpenter and construction foreman on the West Coast - San Francisco, British Columbia, and Oregon. His first book of poems, Journeyman’s Wages, received the 1996 Oregon Book Award, as well as the William Stafford Memorial Poetry Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. His next two books - Studying Russian on Company Time and China Basin - were also finalists for the Oregon Book Award. Two letterpress chapbooks of his poems have been published by Wood Works in Seattle: Traveling Incognito and Rembrandt, Chainsaw. In addition, Starck has produced two audio CDs of himself reading his poems against a musical background: Looking for Parts and Getting It Straight. His new collection of poems is Old Dogs, New Tricks. Now retired, he lives in a 19th century farmhouse on forty-some acres in the country outside of Dallas, Oregon, in the mid-Willamette Valley.
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