Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Philip Clark

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Falls Church, VA
MacDowell fellowships: 2018

Philip Clark is writing a biography of the gay publisher and First Amendment pioneer H. Lynn Womack, whose court case Manual Enterprises v. Day went to the Supreme Court in 1962 and was a significant victory in the fight for gay and lesbian written and visual expression. At MacDowell he completed 100 pages. Clark is the co-editor of the anthology Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS and completed the work of the late Reginald Shepherd in editing In the Empire of the Air: The Poems of Donald Britton. His essays and reviews about gay and lesbian literature, history, and art have appeared in numerous journals and books, including 1960s Gay Pulp Fiction: The Misplaced Heritage and The Oxford Companion to the Photograph.



Philip Clark worked in the Banks studio.

Banks, an ell on the north end of the Lodge dormitory, was first used as an artist’s studio in 1970. Since then, it has played host to an extraordinary list of writers. In all seasons, Fellows have enjoyed the pastoral view through the French doors facing a field extending to the north…

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