Claudia Gary

Author's Bio

A three-time finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, 2013 semifinalist for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, Pushcart Prize nominee and former poetry editor, Claudia Gary writes, edits, and composes tonal art songs and chamber music near Washington D.C. Her first collection, Humor Me, was published in 2006 by David Robert Books. Chapbooks include Schadenfreud(e) (2004) and Bikini Buyer's Remorse (2013). Claudia has presented panels on poetry and music at the West Chester University Poetry Conference and has taught workshops for adults and children. In the 1990s she founded and coordinated the Leesburg (Va.) Poetry and Chamber Music Series. In addition to anthologies such as "Forgetting Home" (Barefoot Muse, 2013) and "Villanelles" (Everyman, 2012), her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in American Arts Quarterly, Amsterdam Quarterly, Angle Poetry Journal, Antiphon, Chronicles, First Things, Light, Loch Raven Review, Lucid Rhythms, Mezzo Cammin, New Walk, Per Contra, Poet Lore, The Rotary Dial, Sow's Ear Poetry Journal, String Poet, Trinacria, and elsewhere. She also writes articles on health for The VVA Veteran, VFW, and other magazines. In 2014 she has given seven poetry workshops for the Loudoun County Public Library; she also offers workshops on Music and Sound in Poetry at The Writer's Center ( and elsewhere.

Publications and Prizes

Humor Me
(David Robert Books, 2006)
Prizes Won: 
Three-time finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award (second time as finalist); 2013 Semifinalist for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize (Waywiser Press); Pushcart Prize nominee

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Credo for the Checkout Line in Winter by Maryann Corbett
Two Ghost Poems by Frederick Turner
Belmont by Stephen Burt
Serpentrope by Norman Ball
The LaLaurie Horror by Jennifer Reeser

More Information

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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Children, Seniors, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English, French
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Last updated: Jul 05, 2017