The Law of Falling The Waterbird To the Pacific The Dress of Self-Generating Sorrow A Bedtime Story Pre-Headache Ode to Other People’s Realities The Dead (Pure) Some Things You Should Know About Reading when I was your age Last-Known Coordinates in Hand Merciless Birch Amidst Night Pines Extracted Roll Call Seminar: The Trouble with the Text (a poem for many voices) Another Ordinary Morning
Claire Bateman’s collections are Coronology (Etruscan, 2010); The Bicycle Slow Race (Wesleyan, 1991); Friction (Eighth Mountain, 1998); At the Funeral of the Ether (Ninety-Six Press, 1998); Clumsy (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2003); and Leap (New Issues, 2005). She has received the New Millennium Poetry Prize as well as grants and fellowships from the NEA, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Surdna Foundation. The cover image for The Waterbird is a photographic reproduction of a painting called The Holes in the Wind by Claire Bateman, the poet herself. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.