Joshua Clover

b. 1962
Poet, critic, and journalist Joshua Clover was born in 1962 in Berkeley, Calif. An alumnus of Boston University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Clover has published two volumes of poetry, Madonna anno domini (1997) and The Totality for Kids (2006). His poems have also appeared three times in Best American Poetry, and he has written two books of film and cultural criticism: The Matrix (2005) and 1989: Bob Dylan Didn’t Have This to Sing About (2009). The winner of two Pushcart Prizes, Clover has received an individual NEA grant as well as the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets.
 
A former Holloway poet-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley, Clover currently is an associate professor of English literature and critical theory at the University of California, Davis.


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POET’S REGION U.S., Western

LIFE SPAN 1962–

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Poet, critic, and journalist Joshua Clover was born in 1962 in Berkeley, Calif. An alumnus of Boston University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Clover has published two volumes of poetry, Madonna anno domini (1997) and The Totality for Kids (2006). His poems have also appeared three times in Best American Poetry, and he has written two books of film and cultural criticism: The Matrix (2005) and 1989: Bob Dylan Didn’t Have This . . .

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