Poetry of Claire Hersom
I bowed my head, swallowed the apparition
rising out of the white and voiceless breast,
the tasty little wing, and dug in.
Claire Hersom is a native Mainer who finds endless inspiration from the love of her family. Her most recent poetry book, Drowning: A Poetic Memoir was published by Moon Pie Press of Westbrook, Maine. She has two other poetry books: The Day I Circled The Wagons, by Snow Drift Press (2006), and Supper at The Farm (2005), a collection of poems about her Irish family. Claire is a freelance writer most recently writing for Courier Publications out of Rockland, Maine. Her essays and poetry appear regularly in Wolf Moon Journal, and her poetry in various other journals. Her most recent book reviews appeared in California’s Rattle Magazine and Portland Maine’s the Cafe Review. Claire has three grown children, nine grandchildren and lives in Winthrop, Maine.