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Claire Meuschke is the author of Upend  (Noemi Press), which was longlisted for the PEN/Voelcker Award. She received a Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University (2019-2021) and has creative writing degrees from the University of Arizona (MFA) and Pratt Institute (BFA). She was born in San Francisco, CA and currently lives in Tucson, AZ where she works to distribute arid-adapted crop seeds. 


Dedicated to traditional foodways, land stewardship, and multigenerational community work, she has held positions at City Slicker Farms (Oakland, CA), Radical Family Farms (Sebastopol, CA), Las Milpitas Community Farm (Tucson, AZ), the US Forest Service (Carson National Forest, NM), and Southwest Youth Services (Albuquerque, NM)

She has done editorial work for Honey Literary, PleiadesContra VientoDIAGRAM, the Sonora Review, and Litmus Press