Claire Hermann

Claire is a poet and activist born in California’s Central Valley and raised in Winston-Salem, NC. She has made the Triangle home since 2004. Her work has been selected as a finalist for the North Carolina Poet Laureate’s Award and as a Split This Rock Poem of the Week. Claire holds a bachelor’s degree in honors English from Scripps College and a master’s degree in public relations with a focus on social change from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which she puts to use managing communications and raising funds for progressive nonprofits. She has a weakness for cats, farmers markets, foggy mornings, and justice.

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Poem for Malinalli” Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review
“Girl in a Glass House” Earth’s Daughters
“Property Record” Earthspeak
“Three Sisters Farming” Ceasura
“Veterinarian’s Daughter” dirtcakes
“American Genealogy” Lines + Stars
“Sleepover at the Budget Inn” Southern Women’s Review
“Train to Little Siberia” The Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature
“In a photograph of my grandfather” Prime Number
“Coming of age in the surveillance state” Tidal Basin Review
“Runaway” Bracken Magazine
“Line edit” Wildflower Muse
“Brief love song for my ex-husband,” Love and Ensuing Madness
“Reading W. S. Merwin in the laundromat” Centrifugal Eye
“Night Watch, Cannonball North Dakota” Broadsided Press’s #NoDAPL series
“Driving back to Oakdale” (pdf) you are here: The Journal of Creative Geography
Cat Lady Primer” Amsterdam Quarterly
“Dominion” forthcoming as Split This Rock‘s Poem of the Week