Founded in 2009, Poor Claudia publishes poetry, prose and conversations online and in print.

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Prosthesis

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The Fundaments

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Hymn To Life

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All Talk

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The Holy Grail

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Boyfriend Mountain

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past two months online

A Story Casts for Small Light

The wall held the drips, where silence stood, / where she's going. Pray for rain / if you go.

Four Poems

I did not want to / go / we followed / a mile / finally we arrived / to see

Eight Poems

when Missouri prisms up the glass / like the clear pink yes of Sunday morning: / I’ll exit.

Six Poems

A spider the size of a baseball, just in time for opening day, more or less as poisonous as the mine’s boarded-up air.

Circling Home

Longing to go home, we balance freedoms in still-soft palms, swaddle guns like babies, and carry them close to our chests as we march in the bone-splitting cold. Heading straight as the crow, we invite history to circle round.

Five Poems

outline of a head or of a seated figure with a child / is covering what it opens around. Here, someone said, / please take this.

Five Poems

The author’s hand in the scene. // Another metaphor for faith // foreshadowed in the decision // to insure or not insure in case // it will burn. It isn’t a nice house // but a university of suffering.

Six Poems

Some days I relax / in the most beautiful zone and hope / to be struck down, to be disappeared / by an unexpected special attack, but erasure / can't be summoned so easily.