Mudlark No. 44 (2011)

The Waterbird
Poems by Claire Bateman


The Law of Falling
The Waterbird
To the Pacific
The Dress of Self-Generating Sorrow
A Bedtime Story 
Ode to Other People’s Realities
The Dead
Some Things You Should Know About Reading
when I was your age
Last-Known Coordinates in Hand
Birch Amidst Night Pines
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.

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