Craig Clevenger's Writings
I took BART to Oakland yesterday morning to help a friend load his moving van. At 19th and Broadway, the percussive drone of a helicopter hits me from overhead as soon as I’m back above ground. The chopper doesn’t move the whole time I’m there, and my buddy (who has two young daughters) tells me it’s been hanging in that same spot all morning. Turns out the city...
The Santa Barbara Independent
My idea for this text was to be a sober, rational look at the USA PATRIOT ("Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism") Act, originally slated as a series of articles for my regular Books Unbound column. My plan was to make a close examination of those sections of the Act regarding...
Dear Lyle, I hope this letter finds you holding memories as fond of me as I have of you, however few or faint. We last met after your accident many years ago, where I had arrived to find you in a deep sleep from which the doctors said you might never awaken. Those long nights at the hospital retired the graying grievances between your father and me for a short...
Craig Clevenger was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Southern California. After years of dead-end jobs and publishers’ rejections, he stumbled into the pre-dot.com tech world where he spent the next decade paying his rent on time, eating regularly and not...
Causes Craig Clevenger Supports
San Francisco AIDS Foundation Needle Exchange World Parrot Trust
Craig’s Favorite Books
White Jazz; Homeboy; Shella; Leaving Las Vegas; Stripper Lessons; Man Out of Time; The Postman Always Rings Twice; If On A Winter's Night a Traveler; The Woman...