Claire Schwartz

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African American / American Studies, May 2018
Research Interests: 
Research Interests: African American Poetry, Art and Architecture, Queer Studies


Claire Schwartz is a PhD candidate in African American Studies, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her dissertation A Sidelong Glance: Art, Archive, and Visions of Blackness in the Postmodern City looks at urban space as an alternative to figuration in contemporary Afrodiasporic poetry and visual art. Claire’s poetry has appeared in Apogee, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Massachusetts Review, and Prairie Schooner, and her essays, reviews, and interviews in Electric Literature, The Iowa Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook bound is forthcoming (Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press) in 2018.