Arab American poet, essayist, and performer Claudia F. Savage, M.A., is the author of Bruising Continents (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017), “a love story that reveals eros properly seen is a force as monumental as continental drift,” as well as the chapbooks The Last One Eaten: A Maligned Vegetable’s History (Finishing Line Press, 2005) and the collaborative The Hour of Anjali (Forty Fingers Press, 2006).
Her poetry, essays, and interviews have been published in numerous journals such as BOMB, The Denver Quarterly, Columbia, Nimrod, Water-Stone Review, and Anomaly (where she writes the series, “Witness the Hour: Arab American Poets Across the Diaspora”). She is a member of the Portland-based performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey and co-runs a parent-artist podcast of the same name. She has performed at festivals such as The Improvisation Summit of Portland and No Fest. Her collaboration with visual artist Jacklyn Brickman, reductions, about motherhood and ephemerality, will be exhibited in 2019.
She’s been awarded honors at Ucross, Jentel, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Mineral School, and University of Oregon and taught through Literary Arts and privately throughout the country.