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Claire T. Feild

Claire T. Feild
Claire T. Feild

Poet and educator Claire T. Feild grew up in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where she was born October 11, 1946. She received a bachelor’s degree in 1967 at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus and a master of education degree from Mississippi State University in 1969. Her first book of poems, Mississippi Delta Women in Prism, was published by NewSouth Books in Montgomery, Alabama, in 2002, but her poetry has appeared in a number of journals, including The Carolina Quarterly; Apostrophe: USCB Journal of the Arts; Folio: A Literary Journal of the American University; The Mochila Review; Smartish Pace; Sophie’s Wind; Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley; Runes: A Review of Poetry; and Neovictorian/Cochlea. In 2001, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Krater Quarterly. As an educator, she has edited/published a national literary magazine for teachers titled Beyond Doggerel, and she has published articles on research in the teaching of English and the use of technology in education. In addition, she has written more than 250 feature articles for Alabama newspapers. Essay excerpts from her unpublished memoir A Delta Vigil have been published in Boston’s Full Circle: A Journal of Poetry and Prose. She currently serves as a writing consultant for undergradate and graduate students in the College of Business at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

(Article first posted April 2002)



  • Mississippi Delta Women in Prism. Montgomery, AL: NewSouth Books, 2002.


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