Troy University to host readings by poet Claire Bateman

Posted: Tuesday, 23 September 2014

MONTGOMERY - Poet Claire Bateman will be reading from her work during events at Troy University's Montgomery and Troy campuses, sponsored by the Department of English.

As part of the English Department's Writers Reading Series, Bateman will read selections from her poetry at the Montgomery Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Rosa Parks Museum auditorium, and at the Troy Campus on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Hawkins Hall 122 at 4 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Bateman is the author of nine poetry collections, including Locals (Serving House Books, 2012), The Bicycle Slow Race (Wesleyan University Press, 1991), Friction (Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize, 1998), At the Funeral of the Ether (Ninety-Six Press, 1998), Clumsy (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2003), Leap (New Issues, 2005), and Coronology (Etruscan Press, 2010). She has been awarded Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Surdna Foundation, as well as two Pushcart Prizes.

Bateman taught at Clemson University, the Greenville Fine Arts Center, and various workshops and conferences. She lives in Greenville, SC, and is poetry editor of the St. Katherine Review.

For more information about the Montgomery Campus event, contact Dr. Sara Kosiba at For the Troy Campus reading, contact Dr. Patricia Waters at