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Claire Donato

Acting Assistant Chairperson


Books include The Second Body (Poor Claudia, 2016; Tarpaulin Sky, forthcoming), Burial (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2013); publications include The Believer, Bennington Review, BOMB, Boston Review, Brooklyn Rail, DIAGRAM, Encyclopedia L-Z, Fanzine, Ninth Letter, PEN America, PLINTH, Territory, and VICE; performances include Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; The Poetry Project, New York; Levy Gorvy, New York; Poetic Research Bureau, Los Angeles; The Empty Bottle, Chicago; SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine; and Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts; awards and honors include Pratt Institute’s Distinguished Teacher Award (2020-21), Rutgers University Digital Studies Center Fellowship (2016-2017), Millay Colony for the Arts Fellowship (2011) and Brown University’s John Hawkes Prize in Fiction (2010) and Peter Kaplan Fellowship (2008).

B.A. (summa cum laude) English Writing, University of Pittsburgh; M.F.A. Literary Arts, Brown University.