Claire Donato is a writer and multidisciplinary artist. She is the author of two books: Burial (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2013), a novella, and The Second Body (Poor Claudia, 2016), a collection of poems. She also wrote the introduction to The One on Earth: Selected Works of Mark Baumer (Fence Books, 2021). Recent writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Forever, The Chicago Review, GoldFlakePaint, The Brooklyn Rail, DIAGRAM, The Believer, BOMB, and Harp & Altar. Beyond the page, her art practice encompasses illustration, 35mm photography, and songwriting. She teaches psychoanalysis-inflected courses and advises theses in the MFA/BFA Writing Program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she received the 2020 Distinguished Teacher Award. Presently, she is at work on a novel, Clarion, and a screenplay, I Was Not Sexual in the Zendo.
i really like claire donato's poems. it is good because claire often writes in a sort of style that i do not usually like a whole lot but, for some reason, when claire does it, i like it the whole lot.