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Clark House Writers-in-Residence


Josh Lopez

Joshua Lopez

Clark Writer-in-Residence 2016-2017

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Josh Lopez holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Texas State University and a B.A. in English from the University of California at Irvine. He has worked as a film critic, a speaking agent for the Poet Laureate of Texas, Dr. Camen Tafolla, and as the Blog Editor for Front Porch Journal. He is currently working on his first novel, and hopes to one day visit the ancient cities of Machu Picchu, Chichén Itzá, and Teotihuacán. 

Jennifer Whalen

Jennifer Whalen

Clark Writer-in-Residence 2015-2016

Jennifer Whalen is the 2015-2016 writer-in-residence at the L.D. and Laverne Clark House. She received her MFA in poetry from Texas State University where she served as the public relations manager and poetry editor for Front Porch Journal. In 2015, she was a Round Top Poetry Fellow. She teaches college writing and co-hosts the monthly reading series Everything Is Bigger in Austin, Texas. 

Sean Rose

Sean Rose

Clark Writer-in-Residence 2014-2015

Sean Rose is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. A former journalist, he's reported in Seattle, Washington, D.C., and for Louisville's daily newspaper, The Courier-Journal, where he specialized in covering crime and writing in-depth profiles. He has completed a short story collection entitled Upon My Arrival In Heaven and is at work on a novel. He received a BA in English and Journalism from the University of Kentucky and his MFA from Texas State University. When not writing he is playing with dogs or playing drums.

Ross Feeler

Ross Feeler

Clark Writer-in-Residence 2013-2014

W. Ross Feeler is a native Texan. He received his MFA from Texas State University, where he now teaches English. He is a contributing editor for Arcadia Magazine, and his fiction is forthcoming in The Common. He is currently at work on his first novel, entitled Tarsh.

Jamie Netzer

Jamie Netzer

Clark Writer-in-Residence 2012-2013

Jaime Netzer (MFA in creative writing 2012) will be the 2012-2013 Clark writer-in-residence. She has taught composition in the Department of English and serves as the department’s mentor to teaching assistants. A recipient of scholarships from the English Department, Associated Student Government, and Graduate College, she also served as the nonfiction editor and public relations manager of Texas State’s literary journal, Front Porch. Her fiction and poetry have been published in Twelve Stories and Afterimage.
 
Ms. Netzer, a Lawrence, Kan., native, obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas, graduating in 2007 with highest distinction. Her work in journalism has appeared in national magazines including Variety, Cowboys and Indians, and Mother Earth News.

Colin Pope

Colin Pope

Clark Writer-in-Residence 2011-2012

Colin Pope (MFA in creative writing 2011) served as the first Clark writer-in-residence from 2011-2012. His poems have appeared in literary journals throughout the country, including Slate, The New York Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review, and The Texas Review. He has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and an AWP Intro Award, and he was a Round Top Poetry Festival Scholar.
 
At Texas State University, Mr. Pope, a recipient of the creative writing program's most prestigious award, a Rose fellowship, has taught classes in composition, creative writing, and literature, and he served as poetry editor for Texas State’s literary journal, Front Porch. Before coming to Texas State, he received a BA in English literature from SUNY Geneseo. He has worked in editorial departments at Scholastic, Inc., and BOA Editions, Ltd. in New York, and he has written book reviews for a number of publications. He is originally from Saranac Lake, N.Y., a small town in the Adirondack Mountains.