Clemens Starck was born in 1937. A Princeton dropout and former merchant seaman, he has supported his literary and intellectual interests for more than fifty years by working with his hands, mainly as a carpenter and construction foreman. He is the author of seven books of poetry, including the recently published Cathedrals & Parking Lots: Collected Poems (2019). A widower, he has three grown children and lives on forty-some acres in the foothills of the Coast Range in western Oregon.
Clemens Starck reads on January 8, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Church, 2036 SE Jefferson St.