The Wild Essential

The Wild Essential

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Claudine Nash lives and writes in New York. She obtained a B.A. in English and Psychology from Wesleyan University and later went on to obtain two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Connecticut College and St. John’s University. Heavily influenced by her background in psychology, her poetry frequently delves into such topics as loss, healing and the liberation of releasing the past. Her most recent writings have focused on the power of connecting to our authentic selves and finding our true inner voice.

Her previous collections include her full-length poetry book Parts per Trillion (Aldrich Press, 2016) and her chapbook The Problem with Loving Ghosts (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She also edited the collection In So Many Words: Interviews and Poetry from Today’s Poets (Madness Muse Press, 2016) with Adam Levon Brown.

Claudine’s poetry has earned numerous literary distinctions including Pushcart Prize nominations and prizes from such publications as Eye on Life Magazine, The Song Is...,Thirty West Publishing House, Avalon Literary Review and Lady Chaos Press. Internationally published, her poems have appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies including Asimov’s Science Fiction, BlazeVOX, Cloudbank, lHaight Ashbury Literary Journal and Dime Show Review, among others.

In addition to appearing in print form, Claudine’s poetry has also been integrated into a number of other art forms. As one of the Grand Prize Winners of the 24th Annual Artists Embassy International’s Dancing Poetry Contest, her poem “How to Come Full Circle in Five Steps, More or Less” was choreographed and performed by Natica Angilly’s Poetic Dance Theater Company in San Francisco in 2017. Her poetry has also been put to music by singer-songwriter Madalyn Barbero Jordan and displayed in numerous gallery exhibits within the paintings and photography of artist Carlos Monteagudo.

Paperback: 78 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (September 4, 2017)