Welcome to Redux’s new assistant editor for poetry!
Clara Jane Hallar, assistant editor, is a poet currently residing in Spartanburg, SC. She will graduate from Converse College June 2017 with a Master of Fine Arts degree of Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry. Her creative work is inspired by poets like W.S. Merwin and Jim Harrison to Carolyn Forche and Elizabeth Bishop, and her critical research dives into the world of political poetry, defining the purpose of poetry to go beyond the page with the spirit of Adrienne Rich's "the personal is political" in mind. She is a co-collaborator of a poetry reading series called "Pints & Poets" in partnership with Converse College, Hub City Tap House, and MFA Director Rick Mulkey. Pints & Poets is a creative cask series that celebrates the local Carolina poetry community and has three events per academic fall and spring semesters. Read more about the series here.