Clare L. Martin



Clare L. Martin’s third book of poetry, Crone, was released by Nixes Mate Books in 2018. Her second collection, Seek the Holy Dark, was the 2017 selection of the Louisiana Cajun and Creole Series by Yellow Flag Press. Martin’s debut collection of poetry, Eating the Heart First, was published by Press 53. In 2015, she founded MockingHeart Review, an online poetry magazine.






11:15 a.m. to Noon
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Louisiana Poets I

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing



"Clare Martin's Crone glows equal parts magic, music, and muscle. Her lines are laced with ambergris and jasmine, ghosts and wolfbreath. I would call Martin's art a gorgeous dream, but that would ignore the blood, bone, and heart that drive this book at its core. Crone is the creation of a poet at the height of her powers, in full voice, and mesmerizing. Immerse yourselves in these lines, friends. You'll rise from their waters cleansed and awed."
- Jack B. Bedell author of No Brother, This Storm,
Poet Laureate, State of Louisiana, 2017-2019


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