POETRYMACHINE.COM - This is the web site for poet, poker player and punster, David Clink

The Role of Lightning in Evolution

My next book of poetry will be published by Chizine Publications.

Please see the image on the left. Cover art by Erik Mohr.

This collection of speculative poetry will be launched in November 2016.

The Role of Lightning in Evolution
(click here for details regarding my latest book!)

My events / readings / launches


DEAD POETS SOCIETY NIGHT - TORONTO
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 8 pm

The Supermarket - 268 August Avenue
(not that far from College and Spadina)
I will be hosting this special event,
that has people who are in the 2016 Best Canadian Poetry in English reading the poetry of dead poets.



Secret Handshake Reading Series
T.B.A.
l be reading a selection of the strangest, most unusual poems I have written over the last 20 years.


Hot Sauced Words
T.B.A.

Free Times Cafe - College St, MAP
I will be reading the shortest poems I have written in the last 20 years, most if not all will be 14 lines or fewer.




A link to a poem by Lin-Manuel Miranda. As part of his acceptance speech, he read a sonnet: Love is Love at the Tony Awards.


Award /
Nomination History

2007 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards -
Poetry Category
Second Place:
Copyright Notice 2525 - DOC | PDF

2008 Aurora Award -
Best Short Form Work in English
Finalist:
Falling - DOC | PDF

2013 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
First Place:
A Sea Monster Tells His Story DOC | PDF

2014 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Second Place:
A City of Buried Rivers - DOC | PDF

2014 Dwarf Stars Competition -
Best Short Poem
Third Place:
A Conversation Between a Time Traveler and His Apprentice - DOC | PDF


2015 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Tied for Second Place:
The Perfect Library - DOC | PDF

2015 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Finalist:
The Machine - DOC - PDF

2015 Elgin Award -
Chapbook Category
Third Place:
If the World Were to Stop Spinning

2015 Rhysling Award
-
Long Poem
Third Place:
The Perfect Library - DOC - PDF

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Finalists for 2016 awards:

2016 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Finalist:
Elegy for WLC - DOC - PDF

2016 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Finalist:
Portrait - DOC - PDF

2016 Rhysling Award -
Short Poem
Finalist:
Elegy for WLC - DOC - PDF

2016 Rhysling Award -
Short Poem
Finalist:
Portrait - DOC - PDF

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Author Photo
Author Photo.
 
 The Role of Lightning in Evolution  
 Crouching Yak cover  
If the world were to stop spinning COVER


Monster Cover
 
   EFOOS_Cover2_lo_res.jpg  
     

 

David Clink - golf photoA Verdant Green - Cover

 

 

 

Links to Canadian Journals

Postage Rates - PDF | DOC updated to August 03, 2014

Postage Weights  - PDF | .DOC

Events

 About Me

 Eating Fruit Out of Season

 Monster

A Verdant Green

Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu

Rowers Pub Reading Series

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