About Claudia M. Reder

Claudia Reder

I moved to the west coast from the east coast where I was a poet in the schools in PA, DE, NJ, and CA. for twenty years.  Previously, I taught in Lesley University’s Creative Arts in Learning Program (I taught Storytelling, Poetry, and Final Project.). I now teach at California State University at Channel Islands. Along with teaching Poetry Workshop, I work with preservice teachers with whom I do a lot of poetry writing and reading in hopes that they will bring new audiences to poetry in the future.  I am now at work on my poetry manuscript, How to Disappear,  which was recently a finalist in the Crab Orchard Review Poetry Series Competition, and a semi-finalist in Trio House Press competition.  Also in the works is  a poetic memoir, The Body Narrative: Seeking Balance in a Dizzying World. 

I am pleased that I received first prize in the Charlotte Newberger Poetry Prize from Lilith Magazine, selected by Alicia Ostriker. I have attended poetry residencies at Squaw Valley Community for Writers, and Napa Community of Writers,and received two literary fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Ph.D. New York University – Storytelling and arts as vehicles in Education
M.F.A. University of Iowa, Poetry Workshop

Please order my books of poetry:

To learn more about my books, click on ‘Books’ tab above.

Uncertain Earth  (Finishing Line Press)

I am happy that my friend Amy F. Scott gave me permission to use an original drawing for the cover:

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My Father & Miro (Bright Hill Press)


You may go to the press websites or email me for book orders: claudia.reder@csuci.edu.

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