Clark Coolidge and Steve Dickison
Clark Coolidge has been connected to both the language movement and the New York school. His poetry utilizes syntactic and sonic patterns to engage and generate meaning. His poetry collections include This Time We Are Both, Sound as Thought—chosen for the New American Poetry Series—Own Face and Flag Flutter and U.S. Electric. The Petaluma resident’s work is included in An Anthology of New York Poets and The Young American Poets.
As director of SF State’s Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives, Steve Dickison curates an extensive public reading series and directs a collection of 3,000 original recordings of poets and writers from 1954 to present. He is editor and publisher of the poetry press Listening Chamber and with David Meltzer edits Shuffle Boil, an occasional music magazine with poet, artist and musician contributors. Dickison organized the exhibition Poetry and Its Arts: Bay Area Interactions 1954–2004 at the California Historical Society in 2005 and the book exhibition Recent Visitors: Poets and Publishers on the Bolinas Scene in the Seventies. Disposed, a book of poetry, was published by Post-Apollo Press in 2007.