There are several Antonia Clarks online. I’m the Vermont poet. I started this site as a place to celebrate and promote digital poetry — online writing, publication, and self-publishing. Find here information about poetry people and places on the web, writing prompts and tips, readings, musings, and reviews. But I’ll also share information about reading, writing, and publishing that’s not restricted to poetry.
A medical writer and editor by day, I have also taught poetry and fiction writing at community colleges and adult education programs. For more than 10 years, I’ve moderated an online poetry forum, The Waters. I’m the author of a chapbook, Smoke and Mirrors, and a full-length poetry collection, Chameleon Moon. My poems and short stories have appeared in numerous print and electronic journals, including Anderbo, The Cortland Review, Eclectica, The Missouri Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Rattle, and Softblow. I live in Vermont, love French picnics, and play French café music on a sparkly purple accordion.
Since retiring from my professional writing career, I’ve rediscovered the joys of art-making that I knew in childhood. I have almost no training, but have always loved paper, paints, colors, textures, all kinds of markers and mark-making. I started painting tentatively in 2020, trying out various online workshops. In May 2021, I completed an intensive art program — Nicholas Wilton’s “Creative Visionary Program” at Art2Life. It was an amazing and enriching experience. Though I still consider myself a beginner, I now feel that I have the tools I need to proceed more confidently and joyfully, to take risks while remaining playful, and put more of myself into my art.