is a native Mainer with three books of poetry to her credit, the most recent, Drowning: A Poetic Memoir, was published by Moon Pie Press in 2008. Drowning is a book about poverty in Maine, selected by The Orange Room Review as preferred reading for 2009. She has been published in several poetry journals, the latest being Yankee Magazine’s New England series. As a freelance writer, her articles appear in local newspapers, such as those by Courier Publications out of Rockland, Maine. Her essays appear regularly in Wolf Moon Journal, book reviews in Off the Coast, The Cafe Review, and Rattle. Claire has three grown children, a small herd of grandchildren, and lives in Winthrop, ME.