Marden J. Clark
MARDEN ]. CLARK, who taught English at Brigham Young University until his retirement (1981), worked into this poem a story he heard in a Sunday School lesson while traveling in southern Utah. The teacher, from Hawaii, told how people would risk their lives running far down the beach for baubles as the tide was coming back in. Among his publications are Modern and Classic: The Wooing Both Ways (Merrill Monograph Series, BYU, May 1972), About Language: Contexts for College Composition, with Soren Cox and Marshall Craig (New York: Scribners, 1970), Morgan Triumphs (novel) (Salt Lake City: Orion Books, 1984), two collections of poems-Moods: Of Late (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1979) and Christmas Voices (Orem, United Order Books, 1988)-and Liberating Form: Mormon Essays on Religion and Literature (Salt Lake City, Aspen Books, 1992). He and his wife, Bessie Soderborg Clark, taught at the University of Qing Dao, China (1989-90), and traveled to every continent. He also wrote a column, "Matter Unorganized" for the Provo Daily Herald (1994-2002). He died May 15, 2003.