Clare Rossini

Clare Rossini has published three books of poems, the first of which won the Akron Poetry Prize.  She recently co-edited an anthology titled The Poetry of Capital (University of Wisconsin, 2020). Her poems have appeared in publications such as Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, Plume, and Poetry, as well as in many anthologies, including The Best American Poetry series, in which she’s appeared twice, most recently in 2020.  She has received grants and awards from a variety of organizations, including the State of Connecticut, the Minnesota Arts Board, the Bush Foundation, and the Maxwell Shepherd Foundation; she’s also had residencies at MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the American Academy in Rome.

  • Three Poems

    I gave my mother
  • Coffee on the Stoop

    In the yard across the way, the neighbor’s cat—

    Against the mauve wall, a Flegel

    Where in the world does it fit
  • The Albino Squirrel

    Bury it, I said.  In the field.  No,
  • From a Bench at MOMA

    Don’t wanna, don’t wanna,