Maxine Clair

Kansas City, Kansas, The United States


Maxine Clair was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, in the 1950s. She is a poet, short story writer, and novelist. She attentded the University of Kansas in Lawrence where she studied science. Clair went on to a career in medical technology as chief technologist at a children's hospital in Washington, D.C. It was while workingthere that Clair became interested in writing. She pursued and achieved her M.F.A. at George Washington University where she is currently an associate professor of English.

Her first book, a collection of poetry, Coping With Gravity, was published in 1988. In 1992 she published a fiction chapbook entitled October Brown, which earned her an Artscape Prize for Maryland Writers. Her next book, Rattlebone, was publishe

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October Suite

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Imagine This: Creating the ...

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Coping with Gravity: Poems

4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1988
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“Grace just is. Nobody can explain it, and it's not something you can deserve. Whether you recognize it or not, whether you feel grateful for it or not, it just is. Guilty or innocent, condemned or redeemed, when you think that you can't go on, and when you think you've already gone on, grace is wider and deeper than you think, and it can change far more that you ever imagined.

There is no place where anything begins or ends, but by grace, everything comes in it's time.”
Maxine Clair, October Suite: A Novel

“When forces of nature are involved, fate gets all the blame.”
Maxine Clair, October Suite

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