Tiana Clark

Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence 2021–22

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Tiana Clark is the author of the poetry collection I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and Equilibrium (Bull City Press, 2016), selected by Afaa Michael Weaver for the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. Clark is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship and a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. She is the winner of the 2020 Kate Tufts Discovery Award (Claremont Graduate University), 2019 Pushcart Prize, and the 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize. She was the 2017-2018 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (M.F.A) and Tennessee State University (B.A.), where she studied Africana and women’s studies. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry Magazine, The Washington Post, VQR, Kenyon Review, BuzzFeed News, American Poetry Review, Oxford American and elsewhere.