Clare Rossini

Clare Rossini’s most recent book, Lingo, was published by the University of Akron Press. She is currently completing a collection that includes poems about science, technology, and climate change. She is artist-in-residence at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she directs a program placing Trinity students in a public school arts classroom.

May/June 2015

The Great Chain of Being

By Clare Rossini

The rain cowing ferns  the feral twittering of stars     What extremity roosts In the small hard hut of a snail?     Furiously, creation exudes  its particulars We put them in order […]

May/June 2015

Manhattan Saturday

By Clare Rossini

On West 44th  grass sprouting in a sidewalk crack  looks feisty As a cut dreamed up  in an East Village salon How, grass  do you do? Here, in the wild […]

Fall 2013

A Duet in Mud Season

By Clare Rossini

Chump of green Slattern of daffodil  the cherry rouses pink And innocent again   the dove mourns in the rough Effusive maple Too-hoo, too-hoo   and who Shall answer it Speak as earnestly   in nonhuman syllables […]

Fall 2010

The Anatomy of May

By Clare Rossini

Hooded and strapped. Buried in dirt. Locked in the strait of seed. Calling, calling, The birds through the morning freshet, The worm in its slow lope Through the Dark Night […]