The Chiaro and the Scuro: Clare L. Martin’s “Eating the Heart First”

Eating the Heart First (Press 53) by Clare L. Martin is a haunting, lyrical collection that cannot be read in a rush, or in a single sitting. Martin cleverly divides the book into several sections, which are micro-poems in themselves: “Fables of Skin,” “A Fire of Words,” and “All That We Conjure.” Nature’s dark side isContinue reading “The Chiaro and the Scuro: Clare L. Martin’s “Eating the Heart First””