Hi, I’m Clare.


I’m a poet. My second collection of poetry, Seek the Holy Darkis the 2017 selection of the Louisiana Cajun and Creole Series by Yellow Flag Press. My debut collection of poetry, Eating the Heart First, was published by Press 53. Crone, a book of poetry, will be released by Nixes Mate Books in 2018.

My poetry has appeared in Thrush Poetry Journal, Poets and Artists, and Louisiana Literature, among others. I’ve been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web, for Best New Poets and Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net.

In 2015, I founded MockingHeart Reviewan online poetry magazine that I edit. I have a B.A. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  I have a professional background in marketing, communications, and public relations.

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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