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  • Jeff Clark is the author of Ruins and Music and Suicide (winner of the James Laughlin Award), among other works, and has made his living as a book designer for nearly thirty years. He is the designer for Wave Books. His studio, Crisis, is based in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he also does some community organizing and radical publishing. 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.

    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

    A Roll of the Dice

  • - Jeff Clark's design shop, Quemadura

    - Poetry Society of America with Robert Bononno
    - Poetry Society of America
    - Bear Books

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