George E. Clark


George E. Clark
Friday May 31st 2019, 3:51 pm
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George E. Clark is a college librarian at Harvard during the week and a hospital security guard on Saturdays. He is a former columnist for Environment magazine. His poetry has been published in Shot Glass Journal; West Texas Literary Review; The Resource, Harvard University’s HR newsletter; Crucible, the literary magazine of Earlham College; and Lines in the Landscape, a juried chapbook published by Fruitlands Museum and the Concord (MA.) Poetry Center. His poetry book manuscript, Next Morning, With Pickles, was a semifinalist for the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry in 2018.

George is currently studying in the Harvard Extension School master’s degree program in Dramatic Arts. He appeared as a background actor in the television series Early Edition and recently worked in the same capacity for a forthcoming miniseries shot in Boston.  Details to follow.  He worked as cast or crew in Tartuffe, Once Upon A Mattress, and Twelfth Night at Earlham College, and was a player in the Earlham-based improv company Off the Cuff.

He has a B.A. in geology from Earlham College, and master’s degrees in geography and library & information science from the University of Chicago and Simmons University, respectively.  He received his Ph.D. in geography from Clark University, where he wrote on water resources, environmental hazards, and social vulnerability and resilience to climate change.  His article with colleagues from Clark U. on coastal flooding in Revere, Massachusetts, is one of the most-cited early articles on measuring resilience to climate change.

George grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, where he attended Robinson High School, and his family hails from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  He currently lives in metrowest Massachusetts about halfway between Boston and Worcester.  George and his spouse, Elizabeth, have two adult children and three adult cats.