About Me

BlyandMe

A younger Grant Clauser with Robert Bly

Cov_Mock_Clauser_ba2016_v2I live in southeast Pennsylvania midway between Philadelphia and the Pocono Mountains. I earned an MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in 1993 where I was a Richard Devine Fellow. I’ve been editor and/or reader for a few literary journals including the Mid-American Review, Janus, Toad Highway, and currently am a contributing editor to Cleaver. In 2010 I was selected as the Montgomery County Poet Laureate by Robert Bly. My poems have appeared in a variety of journals including The American Poetry Review Cincinnati Poetry Review, The Literary Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Journal,  Cortland Review,, Wisconsin Review, The Southern Poetry Review, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Superstition Review, The Seattle Review, Tar River Poetry, Painted Bride Quarterly and others. I teach part-time in the MFA program at Rosemont College and also in the non-credit  Rosemont Writers’ Studio.  I’ve published four poetry collections: Reckless Constellations, winner of the Cider Press Review Editor’s Award; The Magician’s Handbook;  Necessary Myths, winner of Dogfish Head Poetry prize; and The Trouble with Rivers. In 2014 I was a guest poet of the Sharjah International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates. I’m also a founding member of the poetry improv group No River Twice. My favorite dry fly is the Parachute Adams. My favorite nymph is a basic Hare’s Ear with a brass bead. For bass I stick mostly to a Clouser Minnow (no relation) and sometimes a Murry Hellgrammite. In addition to the creative writing work, I’m an editor for the New York Time’s Wirecutter.

If you want to contact me for readings, workshops or to take me out for a beer, visit my Poets and Writers directory listing here.

Follow on Twitter @Uniambic

Write to me at GrantWriterClauser “at” gmail.com

You can see some sample poems here.

The image at the top of the page is of Promised Land Lake in Promised Land State Park in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mts. When I die I hope my ashes will be dumped into that water.

3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Pingback: Kudos: Grant Clauser « Seven Kitchens Press

  2. “The Taxidermist’s Daughter” is beautiful…fish eyes like lanterns, wild in the grass, the images’ physicality. Great writing!

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