Claudia F. Savage is one-half of the improvising sound-poetry performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey. Her first book, Bruising Continents (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017) came out in April 2017. Her poems and interviews have been published, most recently, in BOMB, Water-Stone Review, Denver Quarterly, Columbia, clade song, FRiGG, Cordella, Late Night Library, Bookslut, The Buddhist Poetry Review, Iron Horse, Nimrod International, and Forklift, Ohio. She is the author of two chapbooks, The Last One Eaten: A Maligned Vegetable's History (Finishing Line Press, 2005) and the collaborative The Hour of Anjali (Forty Fingers Press, 2006). Her series, “Witness the Hour: Conversations with Arab-American Poets Across the Diaspora,” is a 2016-2017 feature in Drunken Boat. Her column about balancing parenting and art-making, "Leave the Dishes," can be found on VoiceCatcher's blog. She is also a 2015 Pushcart and Best New Poets 2016 nominee. Her collaboration, reductions, about motherhood and ephemerality, with Detroit-visual artist-Jacklyn Brickman, is forthcoming in 2018. She’s garnered awards from Jentel, Ucross, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Hambidge, Oregon State University, Brush Creek, and Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council.
Claudia is a strong believer in the power of creative mentorship, collaboration, writing community, and constant, varied reading. She has an M.A. in Asian literature from Colorado State University, reads voraciously, and has been grateful to work with writers such as Max Regan, Li-Young Lee, Kim Addonizio, Eleni Sikelianos, and the incomparable Alice Notley.
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