BIO

PHOTO BY CHRIS VOLPE.
Claire Zoghb’s full-length collection, Small House Breathing, won the 2008 Quercus Review Poetry Series Award and was published in fall 2009. Her chapbooks include Boundaries (Blue Lyra Press Delphi Chapbook Series, 2016) and Dispatches from Everest (Fomite Press, 2017). 

Her work has appeared in Connecticut Review, CALYX, Saranac Review, Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America, Crab Creek Review and Natural Bridge, among others, online in Mezzo Cammin, Sukoon and One, and in the anthologies Through A Child’s Eyes: Poems and Stories About War, Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems, and CRUSH

Twice a Pushcart Prize nominee, Claire was the winner of the 2008 Dogwood annual poetry competition, judged by Irish poet Micheal O'Siadhail. She is a recipient of two Artist Fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, an Urban Artists Initiative grant, a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and has earned a certificate from the Amherst Writers and Artists Institute.

A graphic designer, Claire also redesigned the Drunken Boat logo and contributes graphics to drunken boat, an online journal of art and literature. 

She holds an MALS in Humanities from Wesleyan University and a BS in Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design from Southern Connecticut State University. A freelance graphic artist/book designer, Claire lives in New Haven’s Morris Cove neighborhood and works across the harbor as Graphics Director at Long Wharf Theatre.