Publishing scholarship as Claire Raymond, and poetry as Claire Millikin, I frame an interdisciplinary approach to poetics, aesthetics, and critical theory. Because writing poetry and writing scholarship are different acts, I identify my work in those different genres by using my middle name, Millikin, for published poems, and Raymond, my last name, for scholarship. I have long been a faculty member at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, teaching courses ranging from Feminist Theory to the History of Photography to seminars on Atrocity and Cultural Trauma.