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These are recent photos, from late March 2021, as I am preparing for the
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(David Clink BIO = 99 words - genre) – September 06, 2020
David Clink is the poetry editor (along with his sister, Carolyn) of Amazing Stories Magazine. His poem, “A sea monster tells his story” won the 2013 Aurora Award for Best Poem/Song. His poetry has appeared in over 50 journals, including Analog five times and Asimov’s three times. He has two speculative poetry collections, Monster, (published by Tightrope Books, 2010) and, The Role of Lightning in Evolution (Chizine Publications, 2016). He is the author of six poetry chapbooks. His poetry has appeared in four Tesseracts anthologies, and in genre journals Star*Line; On Spec; Silver Blade; Strange Horizons; and, Pulp Literature.



 


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(David Clink BIO = 105 words – genre) – for Art Bar – Sept 26, 2020

David Clink is the poetry editor (along with his sister, Carolyn) of Amazing Stories Magazine. His poem, “A sea monster tells his story” won the 2013 Aurora Award for Best Poem/Song. His poetry has appeared in over 50 journals, including Analog five times and Asimov’s three times. He has two speculative poetry collections, Monster, (published by Tightrope Books, 2010) and, The Role of Lightning in Evolution (Chizine Publications, 2016). His poetry has appeared in four Tesseracts anthologies, and in genre journals Star*Line; On Spec; and, Pulp Literature. His next genre poetry collection is The Black Ship, from Chizine Publications, arriving on Earth in Fall 2020.





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For the League of Canadian Poets site, from 2016

David Livingstone Clink (also published as David Clink) is a poet, poker player, and punster. He was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, on June 20th, 1962. He has lived in Alberta, West Hartford (Connecticut), Toronto (Ontario), and he currently resides in Thornhill (Ontario). He has a degree in English from York University. He is the author of three books of poetry, and five poetry chapbooks. He has edited one anthology, and seven poetry chapbooks. He has been involved in running reading series in Toronto from 2002 – 2012, including the Art Bar Poetry Series and the Rowers Pub Reading Series. He is the webmaster of poetrymachine.com, a resource for poets. David and Myna Wallin are the co-publishers of believe your own press, which published 20 poetry chapbooks in 5 years (2002-2007), including WCDR Chapbook contest winner Resident Alien by Teresa Dunat Banks. David co-runs (along with Sandra Kasturi) a day long poetry workshop called "A Fistful of Poems." David is the creator, host and organizer of the annual Dead Poets Society Night readings at the Art Bar Poetry Series, its tenth anniversary was held in December 2012.

 

David's poetry has appeared in over fifty journals, including Analog Science Fiction and Fact (5 times), Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine (3 times), Cicada, Existere (4 times), Grain Magazine, On Spec (twice), The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review (6 times), The Fiddlehead, The Literary Review of Canada (6 times), The Nashwaak Review (twice), The Prairie Journal, and in over fifteen anthologies.

 

David's fourth collection of poetry (and second all-speculative collection following on Monster), The Role of Lightning in Evolution, will be published by Chizine Publications in the Fall of 2016.

 

To find out more about David, go to his Web site, www.poetrymachine.com.

 

Awards

 

Finalist - Rhysling Award – Short Poem Category, 2016. "Elegy for WLC"

Finalist - Rhysling Award – Short Poem Category, 2016. "Portrait"

Finalist - Aurora Award - Best Poem/Song, 2016. "Elegy for WLC"

Finalist - Aurora Award - Best Poem/Song, 2016. "Portrait"

Third Place - Rhysling Award - Long Poem Category, 2015. "The Perfect Library"

Third Place - Elgin Award (Chapbook Category), 2015. "If the World Were to Stop Spinning"

Second Place Tie - Aurora Award - Best Poem/Song, 2015. "The Perfect Library"

Finalist - Aurora Award - Best Poem/Song, 2015. "The Machine"

Third Place - Dwarf Stars - Best Short Poem, 2014. "A conversation between a time traveler and his apprentice"

Finalist - Aurora Award – Best Poem/Song, 2014. "A City of Buried Rivers"

Finalist - Rhysling Award – Short Poem Category, 2014. "A City of Buried Rivers"

Winner – Aurora Award - Best Poem/Song, 2013. "A sea monster tells his story"

Finalist - Rhysling Award – Short Poem Category, 2013. "A sea monster tells his story"

Finalist - Rhysling Award – Short Poem Category, 2010. "The Airships Take Us, Even As We Blow Out The Last Candle"

Finalist - Aurora Award - Best Short-Form Work in English, 2007. "Falling"

Finalist - Rhysling Award - Short Poem Category, 2008. "Falling"

Finalist - Asimov's Readers' Awards - Poetry Category, 2007. "Copyright Notice 2525" [2nd place]

Finalist - Rhysling Award - Short Poem Category, 2002. "Shipwreck"

Finalist - Rhysling Award - Short Poem Category, 2001. "First Contact"

 

Selected Publications

Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2012) ISBN: 978-1-55497-182-4

Monster (Tightrope Books, 2010) ISBN: 978-1-926639-18-5

Eating Fruit Out of Season (Tightrope Books, 2008) ISBN: 978-0-9783351-1-3

 

Selected Anthologies

Poet to poet: poems written to poets and the stories that inspired them (Guernica Editions Inc., 2012) ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-645-0

Imaginarium 2012: the best Canadian speculative writing (Chizine Publications + Tightrope Books, 2012) ISBN-13: 978-1-926851-67-9

Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2012) ISBN: 978-1-894063-92-0

 

Books in Print

Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2012) ISBN: 978-1-55497-182-4

Monster (Tightrope Books, 2010) ISBN: 978-1-926639-18-5

Eating Fruit Out of Season (Tightrope Books, 2008) ISBN: 978-0-9783351-1-3

 

Edited Anthologies

A Verdant Green: A Florilegium of Poetry for Anna and William McCoy (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2010) ISBN: 978-1-55246-844-9

 

David Clink, 208 - 91 Townsgate Drive, Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 8E8

Phone: 647-298-9367

E-mail: davidlclink@gmail.com

Website: http://www.poetrymachine.com/

Twitter: @DavidClink13

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/david.clink.14

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-clink/63/118/8a5

Link: http://www.rowerpubreadingseries.com/

Link: http://chizinepub.com/

Link: http://tightropebooks.com/

Link: http://www.artbar.org/

Link: http://www.sfpoetry.com/

 







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BIO (~325 words. as of October 27, 2013) 

David Clink is the former Board President and Artistic Director of the Rowers Pub Reading Series, and former Artistic Director of the Art Bar Poetry Series. David has written over 500 poems, and his poetry has appeared in over 50 journals including Analog Science Fiction and Fact (4 times), The Antigonish Review (2 times), Asimov's Science Fiction (2 times), Cicada, CV2: Contemporary Verse 2, The Dalhousie Review (4 times), Descant, echolocation, Existere: Journal of Arts and Literature (5 times), The Fiddlehead, Grain Magazine, The Literary Review of Canada (5 times), Matrix Magazine, On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic (2 times), The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature (2 times), Prism International, The Toronto Quarterly, and in over ten anthologies, including Tesseracts 14 and Tesseracts 16, and, Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, and, Imaginarium 2013. He has a poem in Guernica's Poet to Poet Anthology, and their I Found It At The Movies anthology. He has poems forthcoming in The Antigonish Review, On Spec, and Asimov's Science Fiction, and the anthology Tesseracts 18: Wrestling With Gods: Faith in Science Fiction and Fantasy. He is a member of four writing groups. He was co-publisher, along with Myna Wallin, of Believe Your Own Press, which published twenty quality chapbooks in its five year history. His poem, "A sea monster tells his story" won the 2013 Aurora Award for Best Poem/Song, and was also nominated for a Rhysling Award. His poem, "Falling" was nominated for two awards: the Rhysling Award and the Aurora Award. His poem, "Copyright Notice 2525" placed second in the 2007 Asimov's Reader's Poll. David co-organizes, along with Sandra Kasturi, a one-day poetry workshop, entitled "A Fistful of Poems" which has been run 7 times. He has two collections of poetry published by Tightrope Books: Eating Fruit Out of Season (2008) and Monster (2010). He edited an anthology of environmental poetry called: A Verdant Green (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2010). His third collection, Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu, a book of humorous poems, was published by The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box in October 2012.