Claudia M. Reder

Oxnard, CA 93035-1906

Author's Bio

I moved to the west coast from the east coast where I was a poet in the schools in PA, DE, NJ, and CA. Previously, I taught in Lesley University’s Creative Arts in Learning Program (I taught Storytelling, Poetry, and Final Project.). I now teach at California State University at Channel Islands. Along with teaching Poetry Workshop, I work with preservice teachers with whom I do a lot of poetry writing and reading in hopes that they will bring new audiences to poetry in the future. How to Disappear, my new poetry manuscript was recently a finalist in the Crab Orchard Review Poetry Series Competition, and a semi-finalist in Trio House Press competition. Finishing Line Press published my chapbook (2012), Uncertain Earth, and Bright Hill Press published My Father & Miro. Also in the works is a poetic memoir, The Body Narrative: Seeking Balance in a Dizzying World. I have attended poetry residencies at Squaw Valley Community for Writers, and Napa Community of Writers, and received two literary fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Publications and Prizes

My Father and Miro and other Poems
(Bright Hill Press, 2001)
Chester H. Jones
(Chester H. Jones Foundation, 1985)
, he Meaning of Things." The Heart of All that Is: Reflections on Home
(Holy Cow! Press, 2013)
, The Art of Bicycling: A Treasury of Poems
(Breakaway Books, 2005)
, The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home
(Holy Cow! Press, 2013)
Adirondack Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Cafe Review, Calyx, Dirty Napkin, Feminist Studies, International Quarterly, Jewish Women's Literary Annual, Kalliope, Kansas Quarterly, Lilith, Literary Review, Nimrod, North American Review, Passager, Pennsylvania Review, Poet Lore, Poetry Northwest, Quarry West
Uncertain Earth
(Finishing Line Press, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
2001 Bright Hill Press Award My Father & Miro and Other Poems 2009 Winner, Charlotte Newberger Poetry Contest

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Last updated: Oct 01, 2015