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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

NEO Poet Field Guide


Full name: Claire Ann McMahon


Age: 41


Habitat: Cleveland (Westpark’s Paddyland)


Range: The Literary Café, Lix & Kix, Barking Spider


Diet: Frank O’Hara, Seamus Heaney, Lou Suarez, Evan Boland


Distinguishing Markings: MoonLit, Emergency Contact,


Predators: Men with dual personalities


Prey: On Break (see above)

Call:


…Art of definition:
Language is
a sentence diagrammed;
A sum of solid parts,
ideas sorted
into clear speech parts.

Some nun told us that.
So we know and remember
some of what she said.

Contact info: cmcmahon@chancelloru.edu


3 comments:

pottygok said...

I wish we could get Claire to be a featured reader at Deep Cleveland. ::hint hint 2x4 hint::

John "JC" Burroughs said...

Claire rocks! I see her at a lot of readings, but haven't heard her read since the first poetry event I ever attended, last May at the Barking Spider. Damn shame.... If anyone knows where she's reading next, let me know and I'll be there! ;)

Anonymous said...

Claire is very shy...haha

Cited...

The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau