John Lee Clark

Finalist, 2023 National Book Awards

John Lee Clark is an award-winning poet, essayist, and Protactile educator. He is the author of Touch the Future: A Manifesto in Essays, and How to Communicate, winner of the 2023 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry.
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How to Communicate

ISBN 9781324035343 W. W. Norton & Company

Formally restless and relentlessly instructive, How to Communicate is a dynamic journey through language, community, and the unfolding of an identity. Poet John Lee Clark pivots from inventive forms inspired by the Braille slate to sensuous prose poems to incisive erasures that find new narratives in nineteenth-century poetry. More about this book >

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John Lee Clark

John Lee Clark is an award-winning poet, essayist, and Protactile educator. He is the author of Touch the Future: A Manifesto in Essays, and How to Communicate, winner of the 2023 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry. His poems have appeared in The Nation, The Paris Review, Poetry, and The New Yorker, among other publications, and he has received the Krause Essay Prize and a National Magazine Award for his prose. A 2021-2023 Bush Fellow, he lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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