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Book Launch/Reading: Philip F. Clark 'The Carnival of Affection'


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Philip F. Clark and David J. Bauman will read from their current published work and works in progress. Refreshments will be served. The poets will sign copies of their books for sale at the close of the event.

PHILIP F. CLARK, a native New Yorker, received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry at City College, New York, in 2016, where he is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in English. He was the graduate editor of The Promethean Literary Journal. His poetry has been published in Assaracus Journal of Gay Poetry, The Good Men Project, “Between: New Gay Poetry, published by Chelsea Station Editions, The HIV HERE AND NOW Project, and most recently, Transition: Poems In the Aftermath, published by Indolent Press. His poetry reviews and interviews have been published in Lambda Literary. His blog The Poet’s Grin can be seen at https://philipfclark.wordpress.com His current debut volume of poetry The Carnival of Affection, is published by Sibling Rivalry Press. It was a winner of the Jerome Lowell De Jur Award for Poetry in 2016.

DAVID J. BAUMAN has recently published work in 2 Bridges Review, Barely South Review, and Yellow Chair Review. His poems have also been published in journals and magazines such as San Pedro River Review, Blue Hour, Contemporary American Voices, and T(OUR). He is a recipient of the Richard Savidge Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and Bloomsburg University. David’s chapbook Moons, Roads, and Rivers will be published in November of 2017 by Finishing Line Press. When he is not writing and publishing poems, David manages a small branch library in the Wilkes-Barre area, where he is the Editor of Word Fountain, the Literary Magazine of the Osterhout Free Library.