I am among the hopeless and deluded dreamers David Clewell believed in, and so I choose to believe that there is a starship in the sky that touches down and takes away great poets who were perhaps not as widely celebrated on Earth as their work deserved.
Chris King is a creative artist, arts organizer, journalist and educator based in St. Louis. He co-founded the arts collective Poetry Scores, which produced a musical score to Jack Ruby’s America by David Clewell. His band Eleanor Roosevelt’s records Water, Bread & Beer, Crumbling in the Rain, and Walker with His Head Down are available wherever music is streamed or downloaded. He serves as managing editor of The St. Louis American and as a lecturer in the Citizen Scientist cluster of the College Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis.