Tiana Clark

Tiana Clark holds a BA from Tennessee State University and an MFA from Vanderbilt University.

Clark is the author of I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and the 2020 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She is the recipient of a 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the 2017 Furious Flower Poetry Center’s Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize, and the 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize.

Clark teaches at the Sewanee School of Letters and is the Graze Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence at Smith College.