My full-length book, Where We Think It Should Go, can be yours via Octopus Books, Small Press Distribution, or Amazon. We better celebrate these hard copies while we can. When I'm not writing poetry, I teach amazing young people who are blind. I believe in a healthier future.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hello The Midwest

Exciting readings in Wisconsin and Illinois!

Monsters of Poetry
Carmen Maria Machado, Brad Liening, Lily Brown, and Claire Becker
Friday, October 7, 2011, 7:30 PM
The Project Lodge
817 E. Johnson, Madison, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lily Brown & Claire Becker
Saturday, October 8, 2011
brunch reading...somewhere
Please email for details.

Lily Brown, Claire Becker, with music by Marco Jimenez
Saturday, October 8, 2011, 6PM (doors at 5:30)
Racine Arts Council
316 6th St, Racine, Wisconsin

Good Evening Reading Series
Stephen Danos, Claire Becker, Lily Brown
Sunday, October 9, 2011, 3:30 PM (also my half birthday)
Three Peas Art Lounge
75 E 16th St, Chicago, Illinois

Monday, August 8, 2011

I wrore a poem called "I Feel Like Seeing the Moon"

and I didn't see the moon, and the poem is on the internet: Everyday Genius

My book reviewed in detail in Open Letters Monthly

This guy is good: Jeff Alessandrelli, All the Questions, a review of Claire Becker's Where We Think It Should Go.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Reading at SF State & downtown SF March 24th

I’ll be giving two poetry readings on Thursday, March 24, 2011 for The Poetry Center at San Francisco State.  Please consider attending. Details below; both readings are free.

Thursday MAR 24: Jennifer Martenson (Providence, RI) and Claire Becker (San Francisco)

3:30 pm @ the Poetry Center, Humanities Building, Rm. 512, SFSU
1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132
1680 Market St. (at Gough), San Francisco, CA 94102

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

When I'm reading in D.C. during AWP this weekend if I make it there over the snow.

Two readings on the same night.  Maybe I'll see some of you there!

Reading #1

1913 * Action Books  * Letter Machine Editions * Octopus Books
Friday, February 4
4:00pm - 6:00pm

at Comet Ping Pong
5037 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, DC

Please join us for a reading AWP OFF-SITE reading celebrating the release of new books from Action Books, Letter Machine Editions, and Octopus Books, as well as the new issue of 1913 a journal of forms.

Action: Lara Glenum, Abe Smith
Letter Machine Editions: Juliana Leslie, Farid Matuk, Sawako Nakayasu

Octopus: Cynthia Arrieu-King, Claire Becker

1913: Julie Carr, Joe Hall, Jeff T. Johnson, Kathleen Ossip,
Ric Royer, Ronaldo Wilson

For more info visit!/event.php?eid=171785542864436


Switchback Books, Coconut Books and Horse Less Press Reading
On the heated rooftop! Plus, come early and catch the Lame House/Binge Press reading at 6:00!

Friday, February 4
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Madam's Organ
2461 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC

- Becca Klaver
- Brian Foley
- Bruce Covey
- Cathy Park Hong
- Christopher Salerno
- Claire Becker
- Daniela Olszewska
- Gina Myers
- Jennifer Tamayo
- Jen Tynes
- Marisa Crawford
- Natalie Lyalin

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