“Even Sincerity”: On the Viability of the Self in Contemporary Poetry (on One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America by Dan Chiasson; Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked Poems by Joy Katz and Kevin Prufer; and American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics by Claudia Rankine and Lisa Sewell)

Kevin Clark’s poetry collection Self-Portrait with Expletives (LSU Press, 2010) won the Pleiades Press contest, and his first book, In the Evening of No Warning (New Issues Poetry and Prose, 2002), earned a grant from the Academy of American Poets. Kevin’s recent chapbook The Wanting (2016) won the Five Oaks Press contest. A regular reviewer for our pages in recent years, Clark has also published criticism in the Southern Review, Papers on Language and Literature, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. He teaches for the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program based at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.