Clark Coolidge





Clark Coolidge


Born
in The United States
February 26, 1939


Coolidge attended Brown University, where his father taught in the music department. After moving to New York City in the early 1960s, Coolidge cultivated links with Ted Berrigan and Bernadette Mayer. Often associated with the Language School his experience as a jazz drummer and interest in a wide array of subjects including caves, geology, bebop, weather, Salvador Dalí, Jack Kerouac and movies, Coolidge often finds correspondence in his work. Coolidge grew up in Providence, Rhode Island and has lived, among other places, in Manhattan, Cambridge (MA), San Francisco, Rome (Italy), and the Berkshire Hills. He currently lives in Petaluma, California.

Average rating: 4.23 · 1,036 ratings · 75 reviews · 62 distinct works
Own Face

4.59 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1993
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The Crystal Text

4.56 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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SPACE

4.32 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1970
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Solution Passage

4.63 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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At Egypt

4.26 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1988
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Quartz hearts

4.45 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1978
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Mine: One That Enters the S...

4.34 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1982
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88 Sonnets

4.09 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2012
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The Maintains

4.55 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1974 — 2 editions
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American Ones: Noise and Pr...

4.19 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1981
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“I have put my arm down forever to interrupt the men who want more hair."

from the poem "Pasadena" collected in Own Face (1978)”
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