Clark House Writers-in-Residence
Clark Writer-in-Residence 2017-2018
Ashton Kamburoff is the 2017-2018 L.D. and LaVerne Harrell-Clark Writer in Residence. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he holds a BA in English from Kent State University and an MFA in Poetry from Texas State University. His work has appeared in Rust + Moth, Proximity, Vinyl Poetry, and The Naugatuck River Review where is poem "Revising The Hexes" was named as a finalist for the 2017 Narrative Poetry Contest by Kaveh Akbar. He currently serves as the poetry editor for Profane Journal and the poetry co-editor for Opossum. When he isn't writing, he enjoys baseball on the radio, chess, and cataloging obscure doo-wop and soul singles.
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.
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.
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.
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.