Born in Toowoomba, Clark attended Mt Gravatt High School and the University of Queensland. He spent over a decade teaching in rural and regional communities. In recent years he has specialized in teaching poetry and creative writing at Queensland University of Technology, as well as performing as a musician.
In 1990 Clark was an inaugural member of the Queensland Writers Train; in 2003 he was recipient of the Centenary of Federation Medal, otherwise known as the Centenary Medal, for "contribution to poetry"; in 2004 he was recipient of the Queensland Writers' Centre Johnno Award, "for outstanding contribution to Queensland writers and writing"; and in 2008 he was recipient of the Australian Book Review Poetry Prize.
- 1982. Chameleon: Triprych 1-33. Brisbane: Queensland Community Press
- 1986. With Fires on Every Horizon. Kelvin Grove: Brisbane College of Advanced Education. ISBN 978-0-86856-654-2
- 1997. Wishbones & windfalls. Flaxton: Post Pressed. ISBN 978-0-9586571-3-6
- 2001. Remix: Poems Ancient and Modern. Flaxton: Post Pressed, ISBN 978-1-876682-25-5
- 2007. Salt Flung into the Sky. Charnwood: Ginninderra Press. ISBN 978-1-74027-436-4
- Clark, Ross on AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource, accessed 07/08/2011
- The Australian Haiku Society: Words and Water Dragons 2008; First Australian Haiku Anthology reviewed on NEW HOPE INTERNATIONAL; Expert profile: Mr Ross Clark, accessed 07/08/2011
- QUT | Expert Guide | Expert details, accessed 07/08/2011
- Ukeleles keeping tune - ABC News, accessed 07/08/2011
- Q150 Steam Train at the Internet Archive, accessed 07/08/2011
- UQ`s Centenary Medallists, accessed 07/08/2011
- December Arts Update 2008, accessed 07/08/2011
- AustLit News April/May 2008, accessed 07/08/2011