18033576_10212405355879262_2370815568144340724_nMockingHeart Review‘s founder and editor, Clare L. Martin’s second full-length collection of poetry, Seek the Holy Dark, is the 2017 selection for The Louisiana Series of Cajun and Creole Poetry from Yellow Flag Press. Her widely-acclaimed debut collection of poetry, Eating the Heart First, was published in 2012 by Press 53.

Martin’s poetry has appeared in Avatar Review, Blue Fifth Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, Melusine, Poets and Artists, and Louisiana Literature, among others.

She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web, for Best New Poets and Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net.

Martin is a lifelong resident of Louisiana.