Claire Donato

Claire Donato is the author of Burial (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2013), a not-novel novel;The Second Body (Poor Claudia, 2016; Tarpaulin Sky Press, reissue forthcoming 2020), a collection of poems; and To Hell, with Boundaries (Tarpaulin Sky, forthcoming), a cross-genre collection. Recent performances have been at the following venues: The Poetry Project, New York; Lévy Gorvy, New York; Poetic Research Bureau, Los Angeles; The Empty Bottle, Chicago; SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine; and Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts; awards and honors include Hemera Contemplative Fellowship, Rutgers University Digital Studies Center Fellowship, and a Millay Colony for the Arts Fellowship. In addition to teaching, Claire serves as a mentor for the PEN Prison Writing Project and practices Zen meditation. She teaches in the MFA and BFA Writing Programs at Pratt Institute, and currently lives with one cat and some 50 houseplants in a psychic medium’s building in Brooklyn.


Writers on Writing -- Fall 2019