James Clark

James ClarkJames Clark is Professor of English, Dean of the School of Humanities and Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina.  He holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, an MFA from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a PhD from the University of Denver. He was the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina for 2006 and 2007. He is the author of Dancing on Canaan’s Ruins and Handiwork (poems) and Notions: A Jim Clark Miscellany. He edited Fable in the Blood: The Selected Poems of Byron Herbert Reece. Clark has released two solo CDs:  Buried Land, a collection of Appalachian folk music and his own poems; and The Service of Song, his musical settings of the poems of Byron Herbert Reece.