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“Jailow” in Common Ground Review

My poem “Jailow” is in the Fall/Winter 19.2 issue of Common Ground Review published by Western New England University in Springfield, MA. It is based on a memory from childhood. My father, who grew up in extreme poverty in West Virginia, was drafted into World War II. During the war he learned to be a…Read More »

Review of “The Fates” in Pudding Magazine

Issue #66 of Pudding Magazine, The Journal of Applied Poetry includes a review of my poetry book, “The Fates.”  I was thrilled by the attentive reading editor Connie Willett Everett gave my work. She cites specific poems and clearly grasped the overall structure and themes.  She writes, “Clarkson’s poems are richly detailed, textured and sensual,…Read More »

Poem in The Tishman Review

My poem, “Holyrood,” was a finalist in the annual Edna St. Vincent Millay contest hosted by The Tishman Review and appeared in Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2018. This beautiful publication combines poetry, fiction, and essays with plenty of beautiful artwork. Holyrood is the cemetery in north Seattle where my father is buried. The poem…Read More »

Three Poems in the 2018 Switchgrass Review!

Three of my poems are featured in Switchgrass Review, which defines itself as ‘a national journal of women’s health, history, education and transformation.’ It is published in collaboration with the English Department at Texas A&M University.  One of the poems is called “A Pear for Peace” and describes how a friend of mine has made…Read More »

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