Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, Clark Coolidge is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, including Space, Solution Passage, The Crystal Text, At Egypt, Now It’s Jazz: Writings on Kerouac & The Sounds, The Act of Providence, 88 Sonnets, A Book Beginning What and Ending Away, Selected Poems, 1962-1985, Life Forms Here, and Poet. In 2011 he edited Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, and Conversations for University of California Press. Initially a drummer, he was a member of David Meltzer’s Serpent Power in 1967 and Mix group in 1993–1994. More recently, Coolidge has performed duos with Thurston Moore (Among the Poetry Stricken, on Fast Speaking Music) and free improv with Ouroboros. His most recent publications include The Land of All Time and To the Cold Heart. He now lives in Petaluma, California.