Jeff Clark is the author of The Little Door Slides Back,Ruins, and Music and Suicide (winner of the James Laughlin Award), among other works, and has made his living as a book designer for twenty years. He is the designer for Wave Books, among many other presses. His studio, Quemadura, is based in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he is also active in community organizing and public artmaking. He and Robert Bonnono translated A Roll of the Dice by Stéphane Mallarmé (Wave Books, 2015).
Reviews of Jeff Clark's design work
Clark’s the best there is right now; he knows how to bring all the essentials of poetry to the design table, making the smallest details speak volumes through smart and contemporary but non-flashy type choices and stark, minimalist layouts. —Ploughshares
Clark has become one of poetry's most prolific and influential book designers. —Publishers Weekly
His work as a designer seamlessly couples innovation with artistic integrity. —The Guardian
Reviews of books translated and designed by Jeff Clark