Ross Clark

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Ross Clark (born 30 August 1953)[1] is an award-winning Australian poet. His poems often use strongly physical imagery and he is a strong exponent of haiku poetry.[2]


Born in Toowoomba,[1] Clark attended Mt Gravatt High School[1] and the University of Queensland.[1] 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,[3] as well as performing as a musician.[4]

Critical recognition[edit]

In 1990 Clark was an inaugural member of the Queensland Writers Train;[5] in 2003 he was recipient of the Centenary of Federation Medal, otherwise known as the Centenary Medal, for "contribution to poetry";[6] in 2004 he was recipient of the Queensland Writers' Centre Johnno Award, "for outstanding contribution to Queensland writers and writing";[7] and in 2008 he was recipient of the Australian Book Review Poetry Prize.[8]



  1. ^ a b c d Clark, Ross on AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource, accessed 07/08/2011
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ QUT | Expert Guide | Expert details, accessed 07/08/2011
  4. ^ Ukeleles keeping tune - ABC News, accessed 07/08/2011
  5. ^ Q150 Steam Train at the Wayback Machine (archived 10 October 2009), accessed 07/08/2011
  6. ^ UQ`s Centenary Medallists, accessed 07/08/2011
  7. ^ December Arts Update 2008, accessed 07/08/2011
  8. ^ AustLit News April/May 2008, accessed 07/08/2011

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