Clare L. Martin is an accomplished poet whose second collection of poetry, Seek the Holy Darkis the 2017 selection of the Louisiana Cajun and Creole Series by Yellow Flag Press. Her acclaimed debut collection of poetry, Eating the Heart First, was published by Press 53. Martin’s poetry has appeared in Thrush Poetry Journal, Poets and Artists, and Louisiana Literature, among others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web, for Best New Poets and Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net.

Clare also works as a teaching artist and mentor in creative writing settings. She is founder and editor of  MockingHeart Review and holds a B.A. in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  Clare has a professional background in marketing, communications, and public relations. She is a writer and editor with Childress Business Communications.

Each success, no matter how small, in the practice of what I love is a lightning strike against the dark.

~Clare L. Martin

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