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Clare L. Martin

Author's Bio

Clare L. Martin’s debut collection of poetry, Eating the Heart First, was published fall 2012 by Press 53 as a Tom Lombardo Selection. Martin’s poetry has appeared in Avatar Review, Blue Fifth Review, Melusine, Poets and Artists and Louisiana Literature, among others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web, for Best New Poets and Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net. Her poems have been included in the anthologies The Red Room: Writings from Press 1, Best of Farmhouse Magazine Vol. 1, Beyond Katrina, and the 2011 Press 53 Spotlight. She is a lifelong resident of Louisiana, a graduate of University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a member of the Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective and a Teaching Artist through the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Martin founded and directs the Voices Seasonal Reading Series in Lafayette, LA, which features new and established Louisiana and regional writers and is a coordinator of Acadiana Wordlab, a weekly literary drafting workshop.

Publications and Prizes

Journals:
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Avatar Review, Blood Lotus, Eclectica, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Literary Mama, Poets and Artists, Referential Magazine, The Centrifugal Eye, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, THRUSH Poetry Journal, wheelhouse magazine

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: March 3, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Feminist
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Lafayette, LA
Raised in:
Lafayette, LA

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