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Claudia Keelan

Claudia Keelan was born in Southern California when it was still covered with orange groves and Nato started the embargo, still in place, against lovely Cuba. Her writing and teaching career has spanned all corners of the US, as she's taught in many writing programs, including the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, the University of Alabama, where she held the Coal Royalty Chair in Poetry, Boston College, Rhodes College, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she is a Barrick Distinguished Scholar. A poet, literary scholar and translator, she lives in the Mojave Desert with the poet Donald Revell, son Ben, daughter Lucie, standard poodle Miss Margaret Jarvis and a worried schnauzer named Dugan. Her newest collection is "We Step into the Sea: New and Selected Poems."