BEST WRITING TEACHER IN THE EAST BAY
"Best Writing Teacher": East Bay Express, 2006
CLIVE RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN POETRY
John Wieners' Usefulness: “'Oh put down thy vanity man the old man told us under the tent. You are over-run with ants.' Many lines from John Wieners’ The Hotel Wentley Poems (Auerhahn Press, San Francisco: 1958) have taken up permanent residence in my psyche. They’ve been revelatory and exact for fifty-some years, and the intelligence that came up with those words is a mystery. But the process is not."
- Photo credit: Trudy Fisher, 2004