Poetry. "I say Claire Bateman is weirder, deeper, weirdeeper, and in that way better than the poets some say are so damned good. Those poets just make me go 'Huh?' and 'Oh, sure,' whereas Bateman makes me go 'Sheesh!' and 'Holy espresso!'"—Mark Halliday.
Author City: GREENVILLE, SC USA
Claire Bateman's books are CORONOLOGY, (Etruscan Press, 2010), The Bicycle Slow Race (Wesleyan University Press, 1991), Friction (Eighth Mountain, 1998), At the Funeral of the Ether (Ninety-Six Press, 1998), CLUMSY (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2003), and LEAP (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2005). She has received grants and fellowships from the NEA, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Surdna Foundation, and the New Millennium Poetry Prize. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
Reviews and Other Links
Stephen Burt in The Believer