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Claire T. Feild

Claire Feild is an English composition instructor. She has had numerous poems accepted for print publication in literary journals, such as The Carolina Quarterly; Birmingham Arts Journal; Hurricane Blues: Poems about Katrina and Rita; Folio; South Dakota Review; and most recently, in these print journals: Perceptions:Magazine of the Arts; Turbulence Magazine; Black Magnolias Literary Journal; Windmills (Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia); The Chaffey Review (Chaffey College, CA); The Eclectic Eel (Hull, England); Eye Contact (Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA); Polluto (U.K.); Spillway;Tulane Review; Chinaberries & Crows: An Anthology (Solomon and George Publishers); University of Colorado’s Palimpsest: A Creative Journal of the Humanities; (SUNY press: State University Press-Albany); The Path: A Literary Magazine; Dewpoint Literary Journal; Zymbol; Twisted Endings; Pinyon Review; Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine; Calidum Literary Magazine; and Welter

Her first poetry book, Mississippi Delta Women in Prism, is set in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

Excerpts of her memoir, A Delta Vigil, have been published in Boston’s FullCircle: A Journal of Poetry and Prose.  Her second collection of poetry titled Southern Aunts: The 1950s has just been published (summer 2013).

 ►  Claire's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below.

Origami Micro-chapbook

Selected Poem(s)

Indigo Blues



Her wide eye floods the earth
with an inconsistent blue:
sometimes dark,
and the women cry
Big Sioux tears.
Mostly light her eye is,
so the good times can
paragon the emptiness.
Everyone turns bronze
to spite the old kludge,
before her eye turns dusk
at its fringe…and then
bombshell black.

Claire Feild © 2013