Claire Bateman grew up in the Washington, D.C. area; both of her parents worked for the CIA. She has lived all over the country, and feels most at home in the West (as Emerson said, “The sky is the daily bread of the eyes,” though she doesn’t want to live that far away from all of her people. She hopes to grow up to be Ira Glass, Studs Terkel, and Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as herself, of course. She has a poorly and infrequently maintained personal-art and-writing blog. She’s seeking venues for her art–book covers, postcards, whatever, as well as a publisher for her new manuscript and a snowier winter than she has any reason to anticipate.
Her collections are: Locals (Serving House Books, 2012), The Bicycle Slow Race (Wesleyan University Press, 1991), Friction (Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize, 1998), At the Funeral of the Ether (Ninety-Six Press, 1998), Clumsy (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2003), Leap (New Issues, 2005), and Coronology (Etruscan Press, 2010). She lives in Greenville, SC, teaches various places, and is poetry editor of the St. Katherine Review. Etruscan Press has a page of Bateman links, interview info, etc. at http://www.etruscanpress.org/index.php/authors/a-d/claire-bateman/.