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Claire Schwartz

Claire Schwartz is a Ph.D. candidate in African American studies, American studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Yale. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Cream City Review, PMS: poemmemoirstory, and Prairie Schooner. She is working on a collection of interviews with ten black American women poets.


Photograph by Fred Viebahn

An Interview With Rita Dove

Winter 2016 | Interviews

In Germany, I began to experience what it was like to think in another language. Also, the way Germans looked at me—with curiosity but no racial baggage—was so different than Americans. I began to understand a little bit more about my own country and how I fit in or not.