Tom Clark

Tom Clark’s poetic output includes paeans to Bill Lee, Amos Otis, the St. Louis Browns, and, especially, Roberto Clemente. He has written more than twelve books of poems, three novels, and four books on baseball, including an examination of the short, unhappy career of Shufflin’ Phil Douglas, One More for the Shuffler. Clark also edited the poetry section of The Paris Review for ten years. Born and raised in the Chicago area, he worked as a ballpark usher.