Clare L. Martin

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Clare L. Martin’s second collection of poetry, Seek the Holy Dark, is the 2017 selection of the Louisiana Cajun and Creole Series by Yellow Flag Press. Her acclaimed debut collection of poetry, Eating the Heart First, was published by Press 53. Martin’s poetry has appeared in Thrush Poetry Journal, Poets and Artists, and Louisiana Literature, among others. She founded and edits MockingHeart Review.

 


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Seek the Holy Dark

The second book by poet Clare L. Martin explores loss and rebirth and the nature of the spiritual. These poems are the quiet revelations of a poet who is questioning everything.

"Any new book of poems worth its salt must reinvent the intelligences of poetry: trope, word, image, argument, sentence, strophe, music. The poems in Clare Martin's Seek the Holy Dark will keep. They are salt." -Darrell Bourque, Former Louisiana Poet Laureate, author of Megan's Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie and Where I Waited

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