Brock Clarke

Brock Clarke is the author of nine books—most recently the novel Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe? and the essay collection I, Grape; or The Case for Fiction. He lives in Portland, Maine, and is the A. LeRoy Greason Chair of English and Creative Writing at Bowdoin College.

Special Election


Is there a heaven? No. There are, instead, many heavens, each of them populated exclusively by people from your state or province or canton or . . .

The Grand Canyon

If I was going for realism, then I would probably end up painting a painting of a tent next to the Grand Canyon, and in that tent would be my husband, sulking.

Our Pointy Boots

The reporters stand between all fourteen of us and our transport; they put their microphones and cameras in our faces and say, “You’re going home for Christmas. What’s the first thing you’re going to do when you get home?” We…