South Carolina Connection
Claire Bateman lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
Claire Bateman received her B.A. in English from Kenyon College in 1978 and her M.F.A. from Vermont College in 1993. From 1993-95 she taught at Clemson University.
Claire Bateman is a nationally recognized poet. Her poetry has been featured in Kenyon Review, Southern Review, Paris Review, South Carolina Review, Georgia Review, and other publications.
Bateman says that she keeps "wild and messy" notebooks wherein she records random mental images. She also gathers pieces of information while browsing in bookstores and libraries. Eventually, Bateman reveals, some of these musings coalesce to become the bases of her poetry.
Bateman lives in Greenville, SC, and teaches Creative Writing at the Fine Arts Center, a school for high school artists, writers, and performers. Her own creative sensitivity enables Bateman to nurture the emerging talents of her students. The format of her class is one in which students present their work and critique the work of fellow students.
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