Claire Wahmanholm


St Paul, MN

Author's Bio

Claire Wahmanholm received her BA from UW-Madison, her MFA from the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University, and her PhD from the University of Utah. Her chapbook, Night Vision, won the 2017 New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM chapbook contest. Her debut full-length collection, Wilder (Milkweed Editions), won the 2018 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, the Society of Midland Authors Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the 2019 Minnesota Book Award. Her second collection, Redmouth, was published with Tinderbox Editions in 2019. Her third collection, Meltwater, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2023. A 2020-2021 McKnight Writing Fellow, her poems have most recently appeared in, or are forthcoming from, TriQuarterly, The Missouri ReviewNinth Letter, Couplet, The AccountBlackbird, Washington Square Review, and Image. She lives in the Twin Cities.

Publications & Prizes

Meltwater (Milkweed Editions, 2023)
Redmouth (Tinderbox Editions, 2019)
Wilder (Milkweed Editions, 2018)
Prizes won: 

2022 Montreal International Poetry Prize

2020-2021 McKnight Artist Fellowship

2019 Society of Midland Authors Award

2018 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry (now the Ballard Spahr Prize)

More Information

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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Parents, Teachers, Women
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Last update: Oct 19, 2022