TJ Clark: The Art Historian and the Poet
Professor Timothy Clark is one of the world’s most respected art historians. Professor Timothy Clark is also TJ Clark, poet. He talks to Antoni Jach about his dual intellectual lives, their points of intersection, why art is the enemy of truth, and why he’s fascinated with mute images.
Professor Timothy Clark is one of the world’s most respected art historians, while TJ Clark is a poet published in the London Review of Books, among others. In a recent edition of the LRB, Clark’s biographical note beside a new poem read simply: “TJ Clark ought to be finishing a book on Picasso, but is finding London distracting.”
Antoni Jach is a novelist, painter, playwright and poet.