Motels Where We Lived

Unicorn Press 2014
Poetry as Claire Millikin

Poetry. Claire Millikin’s second full-length collection, Motels Where We Lived, explores the hopefulness and precariousness of youth. Precisely hewn but expansive, these poems take as their materials snowy winter evenings, modern art, the life of Greta Garbo, and more. The poet’s sharpness of vision creates an intimacy that invites us ever further into scenes of discovery, enchantment, loss, and confrontation.