Claire Millikin


P.O. Box Fayerweather Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Author's Bio

I am a poet and scholar, publishing poetry as Claire Millikin, and scholarship under my married name, Claire Raymond. I teach for the Art History program at the University of Virginia. My work contends with issues of homelessness, exile, and displacement.

Publications & Prizes

Enough! Poems of Protest and Resistance (Editor) (Littoral Books, 2020)
Ransom Street (2Leaf Press, 2019)
State Fair Animals (Unicorn Press, 2018)
Substance of Fire: Gender and Race in the College Classroom (2Leaf Press, 2018)
Tartessos and Other Cities (2Leaf Press, 2016)
Television (Unicorn Press, 2016)
After Houses: Poetry for the Homeless (2Leaf Press, 2014)
Motels Where We Lived (Unicorn Press, 2014)
The Gleaners (Tiger's Eye Press, 2013)
Prizes won: 

Maine Literary Award Finalist (2019) for State Fair Animals (Unicorn Press); CALYX Lois Cranston Prize, First Prize (2015) for "Atlantic." 2015 Maine Literary Award Finalist for Poetry for Motels Where We Lived (Unicorn Press); 2017 Maine Literary Award for Poetry, Finalist for Television (Unicorn Press); 2018 California State Poetry Prize, Honorable Mention, for "How To Build a Mirror"

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Raymond Chandler, Patrick Modiano, and Emily Dickinson
What I'm reading now: 
How to Live Together by Roland Barthes, One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson, And Their Children After Them by Dale Maharidge, The Abominable Man by Maj Sjowall, The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds

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Last update: Nov 07, 2020