Klindt’s Booksellers is excited to welcome Oregon Book Award winner Clemens Starck for a reading and book signing to celebrate his newest release, “Cathedrals and Parking Lots,” 5 p.m. Friday, May 3.

Clem Starck is a Princeton drop-out, former merchant seaman, retired union carpenter and construction foreman. His poetry celebrates daily living in clear, beautiful language. Publisher’s Weekly wrote, “Probing work and family life, Starck displays a deep respect for mundane and, seemingly, randomly chosen, subjects: work boots, archery, a car engine, cutting grass.” Dana Jennings, of the New York Times Art Beat, wrote Starck is “an essential plainspoken poet of work.”

Starck is the author of seven book of poems, including the award-winning Journeyman’s Wages (1995). Reading and book signing is free and open to the public.

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