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Author: Claire Millikin

With family roots in Georgia, Claire Millikin grew up in Georgia, North Carolina, and overseas. She graduated from Yale with a degree in Philosophy, and later earned her doctorate in English literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has worked as a janitor, a waitress, and a copywriter, and now teaches as a lecturer in Art History at the University of Virginia. Before coming to Charlottesville, she lived for many years in rural coastal Maine. She is the author of five full-length books of poems including STATE FAIR ANIMALS (Unicorn Press, 2018), TELEVISION (Unicorn Press, 2017), which was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award in Poetry, MOTELS WHERE WE LIVED (Unicorn Press, 2014), After Houses—Poetry for the Homeless, and Museum of Snow, as well as a chapbook of poems, The Gleaners.

Motels Where We Lived
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Motels Where We Lived

Unicorn Press

Poetry. Claire Millikin's second full-length collection, MOTELS WHERE WE LIVED, explores the hopefulness and precariousness of youth. Precisely hewn but expansive, these poems take as their materials snowy winter evenings, modern art, the life of Gr...

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State Fair Animals
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State Fair Animals

Unicorn Press

Poetry. "Claire Millikin's lines condense paradoxical and painful experience into glittering musical constellations—an expressionist torrent, informed by a neoclassical taste for symmetry and keen closure. Defying all jurisdiction, her lyrics evade ...

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Television
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Television

Unicorn Press

Poetry. "In this remarkable collection, Claire Millikin has made her own persistent music of a fully felt, fully experienced life in which 'what's broken never heals completely.' Often edging into what seems unspeakable, she finds a language that re...

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