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"What does snow feel like, falling in the heart?… In poems as closely keyed, lucid, stark, and secretive as black and white photographs, Millikin explores the transgressive, hunger-whetted, half-wild places that house us and that we house.” -Lisa Russ Spaar Buy...

After Houses is an extended meditation on homelessness. In unflinching, raw poetry, poet Claire Millikin explores states of homelessness, and a longing for, even a devotion to, houses—houses as spaces where one could be safe and at ease. The poems move through an American landscape,...

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...

Tartessos and Other Cities is Claire Millikin’s second book of poetry with 2Leaf Press that continues to explore homelessness. In this collection, Millikin uses the sensitivity of poetry to express some of the emotions surrounded by homelessness and loss. Named for Tartessos, a lost city...

“In this remarkable collection, Claire Millikin has made her own persistent music of a fully felt, fully experienced life in which ‘what's broken never heals completely.’ Often edging into what seems unspeakable, she finds a language that remains plain, steady, scrupulous, unsentimental and unshowy. Poem...

Substance of Fire: Gender and Race in the College Classroom brings readers inside the four-year college experience, unfolding multiple perspectives and voices. This multi-genre book, written by college professor Claire Millikin, explores how race and gender function within the privilege of the four-year college classroom....

Poetry. "Claire Millikin's lines condense paradoxical and painful experience into glittering musical constellations—an expressionist torrent, informed by a neoclassical taste for symmetry and keen closure. Defying all jurisdiction, her lyrics evade their own meticulous borders, and reach with astonishing poignance into a zone of pure,...

Ransom Street is Claire Millikin’s third collection of poetry with 2Leaf Press. The poems in this volume meditate on the idea of ransom to explore legacies of violence in the southeastern United States, ultimately seeking moments of reckoning for these unsettled histories. A fee paid...