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.

Friday, November 29, 2013

In the Evening, Neatly

Figure 1. Video still.
Hi Poetry Friends. I have a poem in Better Magazine called "In the Evening, Neatly." It tackles subjects such as walking in the street, staying somewhere and being better. Along with the text, find a video of me reading the poem while wearing a sparkly hat (Figure 1); listen to an mp3 of me reading the poem while wearing 10 hats. Take a look at the many other poets and poems; they are the best part.

Side note--If you want to read anything, there are a bunch of my poems available online (see Publications). Your best bets, as some sites appear to be lost, are "I Feel Like Seeing the Moon" in Everyday Genius, 5 poems on The Poetry Project site, a video of this blog's namesake poem "Human is Animal, Animal is Back" in Rabbit Light Movies, "Get You" and "Screen on the World Side" at The Cultural Society, "Ephemera" in Typo Magazine, and Duration Press's free PDF of Get You, some poems later published in my full-length book.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Lit Crawl

Hi Friends,

I'm reading poetry and/or fiction during Lit Crawl! Don't go to the Treasure Island Music Festival; go to this:

Creature Features Lit Crawl Reading
Saturday, Oct. 13
6:00 - 7:00 pm
The Women’s Building (Auditorium), 3543 18th St., San Francisco, CA
(Blurb: Five young writers from Octopus Books (Portland, Denver, and Chicago), and Ugly Duckling Presse Collective (Brooklyn), two of the hottest independent publishers around. Featuring Micah Ballard, Julien Poirier, Rebecca Farivar, Ben Mirov, and Claire Becker.)

Inaccurate biographical information and more details here:
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Printed matter for sale. Audio content for free!


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.