Claire Phillips is the author of the novella Black Market Babies and recipient of the American Academy of Poets, First Prize. Her writing has appeared in Black Clock magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Motherboard-Vice among other places. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and received notable mention in The Best American Essays 2015. She teaches writing at CalArts, SCI-Arc, and U.C. Irvine, and is Director of the Los Angeles Writers Reading at Glendale College. She holds a M.A. in Creative Writing from New York University and a B.A. in English from San Francisco State University.
Of her most recent memoir A Room with a Darker View, Steve Erickson, acclaimed author of Shadowbahn, remarks:
"As heroic as it is original, Claire Phillips’ writing always finds the scary corners that would be secret to any other author, from which inevitably there comes into vision a revelatory perspective. Reading A Room with a Darker View, you won’t shake it from your mind; finishing it, you won’t shake it from your memory."
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