Claire Millikin
Television by Maine writer Claire Millikin

Claire Millikin

Claire Millikin grew up in Georgia; she holds a doctorate from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she received the Carolyn Heilbrun dissertation award. After graduation, she moved to Owls Head, Maine, to her husband's family house and stayed in Owls Head for many years. She has worked as a janitor, a waitress, and a copywriter (for l'Observatoire International). She now divides her time between Owls Head, Maine, and Charlottesville, Virginia, and teaches for the program in Art History at the University of Virginia. She is the author of five full-length collections of poetry, Motels Where We Lived (Unicorn Press 2014), a 2015 finalist for the Maine Literary Award in poetry; Tartessos and Other Cities (2Leaf Press 2016); Television (Unicorn Press 2016), a finalist for the Maine Literary Award in poetry; After Houses-Poetry for the Homeless (2Leaf Press 2014), and Museum of Snow (Grayson Books, 2013), and the chapbook, The Gleaners (Tiger's Eye Press, 2013). Her poem "Atlantic" received the 2015 Lois Prize, from CALYX, and earlier poems have been noted for literary distinction by Stone Voices (2013). Forthcoming are her books Substance of Fire (2Leaf Press), and State Fair Animals (Unicorn Press). Her poems have most recently appeared in Cold Mountain Review, Kestrel, the Beloit Poetry Journal, and Grain. Under her name by marriage, Claire Raymond, she publishes scholarship.

Her poem "Atlantic" received the 2015 Lois Prize, from CALYX, and earlier poems have been noted for literary distinction by Stone Voices (2013). Forthcoming are her books Substance of Fire (2Leaf Press), and State Fair Animals (Unicorn Press). Her poems have most recently appeared in Cold Mountain Review, Kestrel, the Beloit Poetry Journal, and Grain.