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Cheryl Clark

Cheryl Clark
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Office: 
Tower 525
Bio: 

Cheryl Clark Vermeulen, author of the chapbooks Dead-Eye Spring and This Paper Lantern, received an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her poems, translations, and poetry reviews have appeared in Caketrain,The Drunken Boat, Jubilat, Tarpaulin Sky, Third Coast, Two Lines, Interim, DIAGRAM, EOAGH, among others, and the anthology Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico. Beyond teaching at MassArt, where she founded the Creative Writing Minor, she is the Poetry Editor at Pangyrus. Her academic interests include poetry, creative writing, the teaching of writing, literary translation, experimental writing, hybrid texts, artist's writing, and literature across the Americas. She lives in Jamaica Plain with her family.

Education: 
MFA - English, Iowa Writers' Workshop, University of Iowa; BA - Spanish, Psychology minor, Knox College
Professional Experience: 
  • Poetry Editor, Pangyrus

Poetry Readings

  • 2019 - Featured Reader, Gloucester Writers Center, Gloucester, MA, May 8, 2019
  • 2018 - Performer: Changer/Dancer, Cecilia Vicuña's Living Quipu,, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, October 19, 2018
  • 2018 - Reader, Commissioned poem for private party, Boston, MA, September 22, 2018
  • 2018 - Reader, Pangyrus Editors reading, Boston, MA, March 22, 2018 
  • 2017 - Reader, Poem delivered for MassArt President's Inauguration Ceremony, October, 20, 2017
  • 2017 - Reader, Boston Poetry Marathon, Cambridge, MA, August 18, 2017
  • 2017 - Featured Reader, Unearthed Song & Poetry, Dorchester, MA, June 21, 2017 
  • 2017 - Panel Member, "The Trauma of the Body," Massachusetts Poetry Festival, may 7, 2017
  • 2016 - Reader, Boston Poetry Marathon, Cambridge, MA July 17, 2016 
  • 2015 - Reader, Boston Poetry Marathon, August 15, 2015 
  • 2015 - Featured Reader, Collaborative Translation with Antonio Ochoa, Phantom Phantom, Somerville, MA, May 1, 2015. 
  • 2014 - Reader, Boston Poetry Marathon World Cup, August 9, 2014 
  • 2013 - Reader, Boston Poetry Marathon, August 16, 2013 
  • 2012 - Reader, Boston Dog Day Poetry Marathon, Cambridge, MA, August 18, 2012 
  • 2011 - Reader & Organizer, CCAE, Cambridge, MA, December 2, 2011 
  • 2011 - Featured Reader, Unaffiliated Reading Series, Cambridge, MA, September 24, 2011 
  • 2011 - Reader, Boston Poetry Marathon, Cambridge, MA, July 29, 2011 
  • 2011 - Reader & Organizer, CCAE, Cambridge, MA, June 3, 2011 
  • 2011 - Featured Reader, Commonwealth Reading Series, Boston, MA, March 19, 2011 
  • 2011 - Reader, US Poets in Mexico Reading, Tulum, Mexico, January 6, 2011 
  • 2010 - Reader, Boston Poet Tea Party, Cambridge, MA, August 1, 2010 
  • 2010 - Featured Reader, EOAGH Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY, April 4, 2010 
  • 2009 - Featured Reader, Small Animal Project Series, Cambridge, MA, December 14, 2009 
  • 2009 - Featured Reader, Myopic Books Reading Series, Chicago, IL, August 2, 2009 
  • 2009 - Reader, Faculty Reading, CCAE, Cambridge, MA, March 6, 2009 

Publications

  • 2018 - This Paper Lantern (chapbook), Dancing Girl Press
  • 2008 - Dead-Eye Spring (chapbook), Cy Gist Press 
  • 2005 - Papers (artist book), Dispatx Art Collective

Individual Poems and Translations

Reviews

  • 2019 - Book review of Shira Dentz’s How do I net thee, Interim, Volume 35:5
  • 2016 - Book review of Vi Khi Nao’s The Old Philosopher, Tarpaulin Sky Magazine. November 2016

Organizations

  • Academy of American Poets 
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs

Awards and Recognitions

  • Finalist, Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Poetry, 2010 
  • Phi Beta Kappa Scholar
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