Claire Hero received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Her poems have appeared in several journals, including Boston Review, How2, Crowd, Pleiades, A Public Space and Octopus. Another chapbook, Cabinet, is forthcoming in 2008 from Dancing Girl Press. The poems in afterpastures were written while she was living in New Zealand.
Claire Hero is the author of afterpastures.
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